The downloadable Teacher Guide will provide you with the information you will need to participate in YASS.
It includes information on student eligibility, funding and support.
Full details on how to register your pupils on to the scheme can be found on the How to Register section of this website.
A hard copy of the guide is available by contacting the YASS team.
The downloadable YASS Guide will provide you with all the information you will need to become a YASS student.
It includes a list of the courses you can study and how to register on the scheme.
The Guide also highlights how taking a YASS module can help you develop some of the key skills you will need to succeed when you leave school, and lots of other information about YASS.
Read our FAQs for answers to questions that are frequently asked about the scheme by potential YASS students and school co-ordinators.
We know that universities, colleges and employers respect and value the skills, knowledge and personal strengths you gain from taking on OU study.
The diagram (click on it to expand) illustrates some of the transferable skills you could gain taking a YASS module.
Being able to demonstrate you have these skills can add valuable content to UCAS forms, college applications, CVs and job application forms.
Pupils who study a YASS module can access The OU's Careers and Employability Service while studying their module and for up to three years after completing their module.
This includes being able to book a consultation with a careers advisor and access OU careers webinars and forums.
This video has tips and advice on getting started with your OU studies:
Once registered as a YASS student, there is access to a whole range of Open University support services.
Support includes the Computing Helpdesk, for one-to-one advice on issues such as installing/running module software, usernames and passwords, accessing module websites and forums, and any other IT-related matters.
The helpdesk is open seven days a week.
YASS students can also contact their Student Support team for any questions they might have about OU study and processes in general.
Contact details for both the Computing Helpdesk and Learner Support are available on your Student Home page. This can be accessed once you are registered on your module.
The OU Anywhere app gives students the option to download and access their core module textbooks, videos and other materials through mobile devices.
YASS students can use any of the specially designated OU Study Spaces at Dumfries & Galloway College, Fife College, South Lanarkshire College, New College Lanarkshire and West College Scotland. Each space is free to use and has full IT resources. For full details of facilities, opening times, and required ID click on the college you are interested in using.
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The OpenSTEM Labs is our latest development, comprising a number of labs, each with a distinct identity, meeting modern student and national skills-based needs.
The OpenSTEM Labs challenge the traditional STEM pedagogical model of students and teachers being co-located in a lab during ‘office hours’. We connect students to instrumentation, data and equipment for practical enquiries over the internet, where time and distance is no longer a barrier – any time, any place access.
The Scotland China Education Network (SCEN) includes schools and universities which are keen to provide opportunities for students and young professionals to learn Chinese and about China. All events are free. YASS students are extremely welcome at them and can make great contacts.