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Other Courses

JET • 4 periods

JET     4 periods

Fridays spent on work experience placement or in training pathways

There are 3 different parts to the programme:
• JET Class: This is in school for two periods per week where you will work towards a Level 4 Employability Award.
• Training: Edinburgh College and other partners offer the opportunity to prepare for the work place. On Fridays from September to December you can attend a Training Pathway and learn about what employers are looking for and the tasks you will be undertaking while on placement and gain some basic industry specific skills and knowledge to help you with this.
• Placement: Most placements will start in the new year and take place every Friday, you will be expected to self-travel to placement and may have to attend for a full day.

The Employability Award is 100% internally assessed

Why Choose JET?
JET provides you with opportunities to access vocational training, develop skills for the work place and gain a qualification. JET is ideal if you are considering a vocational route on leaving school.

LEAPS Transition course SCQF Level 7 • 4 periods

LEAPS Transition course SCQF Level 7

Course Overview
The LEAPS Transitions Course is designed to give students the skills and experience they need to make a positive transition from school to university. Throughout the course, students work with academics and students from other schools on first-year university-level academic skills, developing confidence and an understanding of what it takes to be successful at university. This is a unique opportunity to get the ‘uni’ experience before starting for real.

Location of Course
The course will be a blend of remote online sessions and in-person sessions (TBD) on university campuses in Edinburgh. Travel arrangements and costs will be supported by LEAPS.

Course Structure  
• The course will be taught via interactive lectures, workshops, tutorial discussion, online participation and independent study. Students will also participate in project work, library research and meetings with tutors and students.
• Semester one will focus on academic skills and a writing assessment
• Semester two will have a lecture series and a group poster assessment.
• The course forms one option on a student’s S6 timetable.
• Sessions will take place on a Tuesday and a Thursday afternoon from September 2022 until March 2023. 
• Students must attend these live sessions whether digitally or in person, and their classes will comprise a mix of students from other schools.

• Higher Education Academic Skills (critical thinking, academic writing, academic resources, discussion & presentation skills, academic posters, evidence including referencing and plagiarism, feedback)
• Independent Learning (self-directed study, time management, problem solving)
• Digital Literacy (virtual learning environments, online academic library collections)

Course Level
The course has been credit-rated by the Centre for Open Learning at the University of Edinburgh and is offered as a 20 credit SCQF Level 7 course, which is the same level as Advanced Higher/first-year university-level study.

There are two formal (graded) assessments and additional informal (formative) assessments; 
• Individual Written Assessment on Academic Skills 60% (Formal)
• Academic Poster Presentations (group work) 40% (Formal)
• Reflective zine ‘notes for my future self’ drawing on all of the themes of the course (Informal) 

Weekly coursework (independent study) will be allocated to students. This includes weekly preparation for tutorials.

Entry Requirements  
The course is offered to LEAPS-eligible UCAS applicants and will typically be taken in S6. Use the link to see if you are LEAPS eligible. 

We have no formal entry requirements, other than we anticipate students taking the course will be planning to apply to higher education. For example, students will either have Highers/Nat 5s required for university entry or are taking these in S6.

Possible Progression
Students who take this course are likely to be aiming for university, either directly after school or via college.

University Admissions
University admissions officers may take the course into consideration when deciding if they will offer a student a place, as by taking the course students are demonstrating that they are committed to preparing for university-level study. Conversations with individual universities about how they will specifically consider the course are ongoing.

Useful Websites  

A video overview of the course can be found at:

We will update this web page with more detailed information about the course as and when it is available.


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In addition to the subjects which you can study at Craigmount High School, we also work closely with Edinburgh College to offer a wide range of courses which are planned into your curriculum. You will travel to college on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon to study these courses. You can find out more about studying at college here.

Staying at School | Edinburgh College

You can find out about the subjects which are offered at Edinburgh College as part of your school curriculum by clicking on the link below:

For School Pupils | Edinburgh College