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What is OpenOpportunity?

OpenOpportunity is a partnership of Secondary Schools,City College Norwich and Easton College. Over the course of the past 8 years the partnership has developed and run courses for pre and post-16 young people in order to widen choices and opportunities available. These courses have recently included A-Levels, GCSEs and BTECs and in the past have included Young Apprenticeships, Diplomas and Foundation Learning programmes. Over the past few years more and more schools and institutions have chosen to send students to OpenOpportunity courses.

Schools’ Information for Potential 2015 OpenOpportunity Vocational Starts.

Offers of places on courses have now been sent through to High Schools.  A letter will be sent out this week to parents and pupils confirming or not confirming places on courses and giving details about the next steps in the recruitment process.

Students offered a place will need to contact their work related learning coordinator at school (this will be the person who gave you the application form and arranged for you to attend the interview), to say whether or you wish to accept it.  If you do, you will  then need to request an Hair and Beauty OpenOpportunity enrolment form 2015 ( you may download and print off here) which you will need to take home to have filled in by your parent/carer.

Late interviews

It is still possible to contact us to arrange a late interview for students who were not able to make the original date.  This does happen sometimes due to illness or even a late decision.

There will be interview tasks specifically for each course that we would ask students to prepare to the best of their ability and bring along on the day of their interview to discuss.

If you have any questions, please contact us on 01603 773556 or email



HEFA Beacon School Logo ColourHugely exciting news from OpenOpportunity!!!

The Higher Education Field Academy (HEFA) programme

Wednesday 10th June, Thursday 11th June and Friday 12th June 2015

The HEFA programme aims to raise the aspirations, enthusiasm and attainment of 14-17 year-olds with regard to higher education by making a valuable contribution to current academic research at the University of Cambridge. Students can only attend HEFA as part of an organised school group, and recruitment is coordinated locally by OpenOpportunity with nearby schools. If your school wants to be involved in a field academy, please contact Janette Darbon Administrator at OpenOpportunity for further details. Schools who have signed up to the programme, please click on the HEFA link to the left of this page for further information and how to access the necessary paperwork for your visit. via Higher Education Field Academies (HEFA) — Access Cambridge Archaeology (ACA).



The Higher Opportunities Charity has been set up by the OpenOpportunity partners in response to the need to better encourage and support Norfolk students who are thinking of going on to Higher Education after they leave school.  To find out more click on the Higher Opportunities link to the left of the page or here.


 Free course for sixth form students starting 15th June 2015

‘Preparing for uni’ – UEA’S MOOC (massive open online course) with FutureLearn.  this is a FREE online course, six weeks duration requiring only 3 hours a week and certification is also available.

Watch the video.


To find out more click on the FutureLearn logo to the right.