Widening access to higher education in the west of Scotland.

FOCUS West (Focus On College and University Study – West of Scotland) is the largest division in Scotland of the national Schools for Higher Education Programme. Its job is to move more pupils into Higher Education, whether this is direct to university, or going to college first to study for a Higher National Qualification. FOCUS West, through its Programme, has the capacity to permit adjusted university offers to pupils at the secondary schools from which it operates (see here for more details.) It works on behalf of ALL universities and colleges in the west of Scotland and its work is therefore not connected to one university or one college. This means that it has a helpful, balanced overview of all suitable courses, not just those that are offered by one particular institution.