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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?

Coronavirus Update

Last updated 26th August 2021.

The LEAPS team is working from home until further notice, but we are very much still here to support you.

S6 LEAPS Pre-UCAS Interview

The LEAPS Pre-UCAS 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 to date, and the personal statement. We will also confirm LEAPS eligibility at this interview, so it is vital not to miss it.

S5 Workshop

This workshop includes elements of the S5 Introduction to Higher Education presentation and offers the chance to work with current university students to see what student life is really like.

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).