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LEAPS was created with the aim of encouraging and advising students who are traditionally under-represented in higher education. We support young people who are considering higher education and currently work in state secondary schools in South East Scotland with students who match LEAPS eligibility criteria. If you are unsure if you are LEAPS eligible, you can check our criteria here.

We provide impartial advice and guidance about the higher education options available to you after you leave school and we organise events and activities (both in and out of school) to help prepare you for the higher education application process and for the step up to higher education study.

We are a partnership organisation, which includes all of the higher education institutions in Edinburgh. We are also a genuinely multi-exit programme and we will support you regardless of which higher education institution you hope to apply to. LEAPS-eligible pupils have gone on to study at higher education institutions all over Scotland and beyond.

If you have any questions, please get in touch!

What's coming up?

Covid Update

Last updated 9th August 2022.

The LEAPS team is very much still here to support you. We are currently working both from home and the office.

S6 What is LEAPS? Talk

Our short S6 What is LEAPS? presentation reminds you about the support LEAPS offers to LEAPS-eligible students in your final year of school.

S5 Introduction to Higher Education

This presentation explains who the LEAPS team is, what we do, and also outlines LEAPS eligibility criteria.  The session is for students who may have the potential to go on to higher education and provides an overview of what higher education is, including key information relating to entry qualifications, application procedures, exit points and articulation (moving from college to university study).