Interested institutions should allocate one person to be the coordinator and The Open University will advise that person about the scheme and answer questions. The institution will then agree to accept responsibility for selecting and registering suitable students.
It is not possible to register online as pupils are under 18. The appropriate YASS registration forms will be supplied to the school and should be returned to The OU in Scotland.
The process differs from school to school, but often the school’s YASS coordinator will meet students and their parents before the modules begin to prepare them for what lies ahead. In some cases parents have been so impressed with the modules that they have decided to do an Open University course themselves!
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The Open University encourages schools to:
If you are unsure if some students will cope with a full module, The Open University offer a fantastic range of free courses through OpenLearn. There are over 700 courses and students can work at their own pace and start whenever suits their timetable. This is a great opportunity for students to get an idea of what to expect from independent university study.
If a student has second thoughts about studying with The OU before their module starts they should contact us to cancel their registration before the module start date. This means we will be able to use the funding for the benefit of another student.
If a student decides to stop studying once the module has started, in most cases unfortunately the funding will be lost. However, it is still important that they contact us to cancel so that they don’t receive a ‘Fail’ result at the end of the module.
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