Eleven education authorities and seven higher education institutions - Glasgow, Strathclyde, Paisley and Glasgow Caledonian universities, the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, the Glasgow School of Art and Bell College (in Hamilton and Dumfries) - participate in the Goals programme. The elements are:
* Primary Links programme: undergraduate students work on projects in school with P6 pupils for three to six weekly sessions and with P7 pupils for one-day events.
* Secondary Links programme: undergraduate students work on projects in school with S1 to S6 pupils in one-hour workshops.
* Top-Up programme: aimed at S5 and S6 pupils, helping them to decide if higher education is the right option and smoothing their transition to college life, supported by postgraduate students.
* Artists and Designers in Education: this introduces art to primary, S4, S5 and S6 as an option for higher education.
* Portfolio preparation: aimed at S5 and S6 art students, but also available for S3 and S4.
* Drama workshops: these introduce S1 pupils to drama as a higher education option.
* Education 2 Employment Challenge: in-school activities help S2s make links between option choices, further study and employment.
* Campus days: S3 pupils experience academic and social aspects of higher education on a typical day.
* Summer academy: aimed at pupils entering S4 who are capable of credit level but not consistently achieving. Pupils work in teams with mentors over a two-week period on challenging activities.
* University experience: one week of group activities, lectures and social events for S4 pupils, accompanied by undergraduate mentors.
* S5 Steps 4 Life pilot: personal development planning course with mentors, aimed at S5 pupils studying for fewer than three Highers but capable of higher education.
* Generic work in Goals: various activities at schools' request. Includes support in completing UCAS forms and providing information at parents'