Young Applicants in Schools Scheme (YASS)
In South Ayrshire schools, study through the Open University is available as a learning pathway. Normally, pupils would be in S6. The YASS programme allows young people to register and study an SCQF level 7 (equivalent to first year university or Advanced Higher )module through the scheme. Choice of module will depend upon a pupil’s interest and future pathway beyond school. Choosing this pathway allows pupils to demonstrate independant learning skills etc.
Further information can be found on the Open University website or by speaking to the relevant person in your child’s school e.g. Guidance teacher.