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Young Applicants in Schools and Collages Scheme ( YASS ). F. Ahmed Co-ordinator or Curriculum Enrichment Activities. Introduction. It is an Open University module . Gives able post-16 students the chance to study at a higher level without leaving friends and family behind.

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young applicants in schools and collages scheme yass

Young Applicants in Schools and Collages Scheme (YASS)

F. Ahmed

Co-ordinator or Curriculum Enrichment Activities

introduction
Introduction
  • It is an Open University module.
  • Gives able post-16 students the chance to study at a higher level without leaving friends and family behind.
  • Study fits around school work and social lives, encourages independent learning and builds confidence.
  • YASS is designed to bridge the gap between school and full-time university and help able and motivated students stand out from the crowd. 
step 1
Step 1
  • Check out the OU website on http://www8.open.ac.uk/choose/yass/
step 2
Step 2
  • Check out available courses on http://www8.open.ac.uk/choose/yass/modules-available /
  • Choose either a 10 or 15 points module NO MORE!
  • Click on the course link to find out if you can still register on it.

NB: Registration deadline for some courses has already past.

step 3
Step 3
  • Write a letter of application to Mr Ahmed stating the following:
    • List 3 courses (in order of preference, numbered 1, 2 & 3). If no more places left on first choice, then will be given a place on the second, etc.)
    • Why you want to do the course.
    • Convince him that you have what it takes to do the course alongside your A-level studies.
      • Are you an organised, independent learner?
      • Can you handle the workload?!
    • Include 2 referees: (telephone & email)
      • 1st referee must not be a friend or relative e.g. GCSE Teacher.
      • 2nd referee must be a relative e.g. Parent.
step 4
Step 4
  • Construct a professional CV and send it to Mr Ahmed along with your letter.
    • must include all your qualifications
      • GCSE’s and grades achieved
      • Any other qualifications

Letters and CV’s can be emailed to:

fahmed@handsworth.bham.sch.uk

Alternatively you can hand it in to the front office. Address the envelope to:

Mr F. Ahmed, Co-ordinator or Curriculum Enrichment Activities.

step 5
Step 5
  • Wait for the call!!
    • Only successful applicants will be contacted by Monday 26.09.2011.
    • Mr Ahmed will arrange a provisional booking for you on a your chosen course.
step 6
Step 6
  • A meeting will be called after school (date tbc) to fill in the Open University application form.
  • YASS contact will be invited to school to speak to successful applicants about the courses, pastoral support and more.
  • Students officially enrol and start on their chosen course.
reminder important dates
Reminder![important dates]
  • You will pay the full amount for the course to the university and once you pass the course, the school will help you claim it back.
  • Must hand in or email your CV & letter of application by Thursday 22.09.2011 at 15:00
  • Maximum places available: 5
  • Successful applicants will be informed either by telephone or in person by Monday 26.09.2011.