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Raising Aspirations



We know the next few weeks are going to feel strange. You might be studying at home for the first time or be one of the students who is still going into school. Either way, we understand life is going to feel a bit different for a while, your day to day structure might change and you might miss seeing your friends and teachers most days! DANCOP are here to help by providing you with some interactive tasks to work through to prepare for an exciting and bright future!

Who are DANCOP?


DANCOP stands for the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Collaborative Outreach Programme. We work closely with your school and often come out to deliver workshops around topics such as employability, careers, college, university and apprenticeships. We are a team of friendly people and we would like to continue to support you to reach your aspirations even whilst schools are closed! You can find out more about what we do on our website:


What do I need to do?


As part of the Independent Me project, you will need to progress through three stages. Stage One: Exploration - My Future Stage Two: Application - My Journey Stage Three: Capability - My Skills Your first task is to complete Stage One. You will find the stage one challenges in this pack. Once you have completed the challenges, use the QR code or link to complete the form, telling us what you have learnt and to confirm you have completed the tasks - QR codes can be scanned using a phone camera. On completion of all challenges, you unlock the next stage. We will release the next stage via the email address you provide. When you have completed each challenge at each stage, you will be entered into a prize draw!

Please submit your stage one form by Friday 27th March. We will send out your next stage task by Monday 30th March.

What’s in it for me?


The projects and activities that DANCOP provide you with will help you to develop your skills and knowledge on education pathways and employability in order to reach your aspirations! We will also be awarding prizes for learners who take part in the whole project and complete all tasks. We will release further details about prizes in stage 2.

What if I’m not sure what to do or need help?


The friendly DANCOP team are here to help with any queries you have! If you need any help, have any questions or aren’t sure what to do, enter your questions using this form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Help form: You can also call us on 01332 591396. Or email us at

Good luck and enjoy the mission!