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Eligible learners for HHP Plus

HHP Plus is designed for learners studying A Levels, BTEC Diplomas and other Level 3 qualifications.

Perhaps they have considered and rejected university without gathering the right information to make the decision. Or maybe they think it is beyond their reach.

“Higher Education seemed a lot less daunting than I thought it would be, so the HHP Plus scheme has been very advantageous to me."

Second year Law student at UWE Bristol

In order to be eligible for the scheme, learners must:

  1. Have the potential to succeed at degree level.
  2. Attend an approved HHP Plus partner school or college.
  3. Meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • live in an area with low progression to higher education, or in a Low Participation Neighbourhood
  • be in the care of a local authority, or be a care leaver
  • identify themselves as disabled* this includes long-term health conditions or learning support needs such as dyslexia
  • have refugee status
  • identify themselves as belonging to a Black or Minority Ethnic (BME) group this includes all categories except 'White British'
  • be the first in the family to attend university (i.e. parents have not completed a degree in the UK or overseas)
  • need to study locally for an identified health, social or cultural reason
  • have a family household income of less than £25,000 per year
  • be a service child (a service child, as defined by the SCiP Alliance, is: 'A person whose parent, or carer, serves in the regular armed forces, or as a reservist, or has done at any point during the first 25 years of that person’s life.').

* As defined in the Disabled Student Allowance guidance.

HHP Plus registration

Find out more about the HHP Plus registration process.

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