COVID-19: Modules are still on-going for students taking part in YASS in 2019/20. The latest information can be found here.
Our Young Applicants in Schools Scheme (YASS) gives S6 students in Scotland the unique opportunity to study a range of university level courses 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.
Please note, as in previous years, we are expecting YASS 2020/21 to be funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) and completely free for pupils in local authority schools. However, we have not had formal confirmation of funding at this point. We are expecting to hear from the SFC by the end of April 2020. Please email the YASS team at Scotland-YASS@open.ac.uk if you have any questions about funding.
Independent schools should contact the YASS co-ordinator to discuss payment methods.