LEAPS was created with the aim of encouraging and advising students who are traditionally under-represented in higher education. We support young people in South East Scotland who are considering higher education and currently work in 59 schools 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. Find out more about the activities we offer here.
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?
S6 Pre-application Interview
The pre-application interview is offered to all final-year LEAPS-eligible students and is an opportunity to discuss your application to college or university, including potential course choices, experience and achievements, and the personal statement.
S6 What is LEAPS? Talk
This short presentation is delivered to the whole of the S6 cohort and is designed to remind you about LEAPS and outline what support is on offer in S6.
This presentation usually takes place between August and September in school.
Creative Extras is a series of activities for final-year LEAPS-eligible students who are applying to higher education creative courses, namely art and design, journalism, acting, film and music.