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.
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. Taking part in YASS develops key skills like time management and using an online study environment.
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.
8,800 young people from almost 300 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 2019/20.
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 team to discuss payment methods.