What is Step-Up?



Step-Up Model

What is Step-Up?

Step-Up is a unique and innovative interventionist programme that provides new learning opportunities for talented young people who live in areas of social and economic disadvantage.

The programme aims to raise pupil’s aspirations, expectations and academic performance, thereby enabling them to progress to Higher Education.

The programme, which has been operating successfully in Derry/Londonderry since 2000 and Greater Belfast since 2006, actively involves the University, schools, local industry, hospitals and government agencies in a collaborative partnership. The partner organisations contribute to the teaching of the Double Award GCE Applied Science qualification within a highly structured programme of academic and vocational activities.