Accredited Learning Programme for young people. Recognising wider achievement.



The JASS Office will be shut on Monday 1st May due to the bank holiday. All queries received over this time will be dealt with as soon as we return on Tuesday the 2nd of May.

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The JASS Office will be shut on Friday 14th and Monday 17th of April. All queries received over this time will be dealt with as soon as we return on Tueday the 18th of April. 


There is no doubt that there are many benefits to technology, from increasing knowledge and sharing experiences to keeping in contact with friends and family across the world. However it is also apparent that more and more children are exposed to screens and are spending less time in the outdoors. In early 2016, a study reported in... Read more

As we move towards the final term of the academic year it is a good time for schools to take a look at the evidence that has been collected for JASS. We recommend that the chosen JASS accreditation officer selects a random sample of the JASS folders / e-Jass accounts to evaluate the activities undertaken and the evidence collected for these activities. 


This can help to:

Changes to JASS prices as of April 2017

Over the last 6 months we have undertaken a review of JASS processes and have spoken to many of our current JASS Champions about our ordering process. From this a common theme has emerged: To make our order process more straight forward. From April 2017, in an effort to simplify the order process, we have included delivery in the price of the participant’s packs (UK mainland only). Alongside this we are now using a more... Read more

Welcome to 2017! As schools start to open again for the spring term we are looking forward to hearing about what you have planned to participate in JASS. You might even get into our next newsletter!

Our office hours are now back to Monday - Thursday, 9:00 - 16:00. Outside of these hours we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.



We have just released our quarterly e-newsletter. This includes some inspirational ideas for your JASS award as well as important updates from across JASS. Find it HERE

If you are the parent/ guardian of a JASS participant we would like your help!

We're currently designing a specific page for you on our website and want your views on what is important to include on this page to help your child make the most of JASS.

You can fill in a short survey here:

Alternatively please send across any ideas to:... Read more

We've finally reached December which is a short month for many of us, though it may not feel like it at the minute! We have quietened down a bit since the start of the academic year, and we hope to speak to all of you in the next few months to see how you are getting on, hear your successes and help you with any queries you may have.

If you are looking to order JASS in December please note that the office will be shut from the 16th of... Read more


There have been several pieces in the news this week about the worrying statistic that 1 in 3 Scottish children live in poverty. There is disparity in these figures across the country, with the highest rate in Glasgow, and the lowest on the mainland in Aberdeenshire. The rate is roughly 22% within Edinburgh. The bigger questions should focus on the long term effects of poverty on these children. This short article will touch on... Read more


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Who are FOTA?

The Junior Award Scheme for Schools (JASS & e-Jass) is owned and marketed by Friends of The Award in Edinburgh and the Lothians (FOTA) a registered charity (Charity No. SC027771) set up to support access for all young people to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and The Junior Award Scheme for Schools. 

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