Our Young Applicants in Schools Scheme (YASS) gives S6 students in Scotland the unique opportunity to study a range of university level modules in school alongside their other studies.
In 2017 YASS celebrated 10 years of bringing higher education into the classroom.
YASS is designed to bridge the gap between school and university, college or employment and helps motivated students stand out from the crowd. It encourages independent learning and builds confidence. Key skills like time management and accessing electronic resources are developed.
Registration for YASS modules is organised through the school, although students deal directly with The OU when it comes to their course work and assessment.
Over 7,500 young people from more than 250 schools have taken Open University modules through YASS. Click here to meet some of our YASS students.
The map below shows the number of schools participating in YASS by Scottish Parliament region in 2018/19.
Since it was first developed in partnership with Highland Council in 2007/08, YASS has grown substantially.
YASS receives support from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC). This allows us to offer fully-funded places for pupils from local authority schools undertaking 10 and 30 credit modules.
Independent schools should contact the YASS co-ordinator to discuss payment methods.