FOCUS West Activities

FOCUS West (Focus on College and University Study – West of Scotland) is the largest division of the national Schools for Higher Education Programme. Our job is to increase the number of school pupils moving into higher education, whether this be directly into university or via a Higher National Qualification at college.

We work with almost 40 schools in the west of Scotland, targeting those that record relatively low levels of progression to higher education. Rather than representing one specific university or college, FOCUS West works on behalf of ALL higher education institutions in Scotland. This means that we have a balanced overview of all the options open to pupils in our schools.

FOCUS West runs several programmes for S2-S6 pupils:

  • S2 Into Focus
  • S3 Campus Day
  • FOCUS on 4
  • HE Guidance S4-S6 view our induction video
  • S5/6 Routes for All
  • S5/6 Top-Up Programme
  • Widening Access to the Creative Industries
  • Portfolio Development
  • Focus Point website

These programmes are offered free of charge to all FOCUS West schools.

To read about all our activities in detail and for any enquiries, please contact