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LEAPS S4 Resources

About LEAPS S4 Resources

Thank you for taking the time to access our LEAPS S4 resources.

These resources are intended for LEAPS-eligible S4 students from our Group 1+, Group 1 and Group 2 schools who are aiming for higher education at college or university. We hope these resources help you to explore the many different subject areas that are on offer at university and help you consider HNC/D course options at college.

If you are in S4 but at another school in Scotland, then you might still find this web page useful – please just keep in mind that some of the information may not apply to you. Please note, this information is valid as of June 2021.

Subjects on offer at University

There are hundreds of different degrees students can study at university. The following presentations, created by staff from our partner universities in Edinburgh, provide information on a small selection of some of the more popular university degree subjects including useful websites for further research.

First Year University Student Timetables

Under each of the subject headings below you will also find a link to a first year university timetable. The timetables were provided by a number of university students currently studying at our partner universities in Edinburgh. We hope that they will give you a much more realistic picture of what it’s like to study these subjects at university.

Business Courses at University:

Creative Courses at University:

Education Courses at University:

Engineering Courses at University:

Health Related Courses at University:

Law Courses at University:

Science Courses at University:

Social Science Courses at University:

HNC/D Courses at College

HNC (Higher National Certificate) and HND (Higher National Diploma) courses at college provide an excellent route into employment and can also provide a stepping stone into university. The presentation and student timetable below provide more details.

Help with further Course/Career Exploration

You may find these links helpful when doing further research into courses and careers.

LEAPS S5 HUB, for lots of helpful blog posts.

Tips for researching career and course opportunities during Covid.

The Planit Plus 'Course Match' suggests courses that match your interests.

Check out My World of Work for ideas and information on careers, training, and college and university.

Make use of the UCAS course search tool to search for universities that offer your preferred course(s).

University/College Open Days

Another excellent source of information is University and College Open Days, most of which are likely to be online this year. You can book a place by visiting the relevant university website. Those listed below are for our partner universities in Edinburgh. Most college dates will be available at a later date. Please see college websites for details.

University of Edinburgh: 21- 24 June

Edinburgh Napier University: 18 September

Heriot Watt University: 25 September and 23 October

Queen Margaret University: 25 September and 23 October

SRUC: Various dates and locations. Please see website.

University & College Contact Information

We recommend contacting universities and colleges directly if you have any queries that you are unable to find the answer to via their websites or prospectuses. They have dedicated members of staff to help you with any questions you might have!

To help you with this, you can find contact details for all Scottish universities and for local colleges in our University and Local College Contacts Information Sheet.

LEAPS Parents’ & Carers’ Updates

If you are a LEAPS-eligible student and your parents or carers would like to receive occasional updates from LEAPS, they can sign-up to our parents’ and carers’ mailing list here.

Contact LEAPS

The LEAPS team is working from home until further notice, but if you are a LEAPS-eligible student and have any queries about LEAPS or your higher education options please contact us – we’re here to help!