Access to University Study incorporating SWAP

Course Content

This course is suitable for those hoping to pursue careers where national qualifications in English and Maths are essential such as Social Work and teaching. It also provides you with opportunity to study a range of modules from Social Science subjects such as Psychology and Sociology as well as Information Computing Technology and Preparation for Higher Education. This course is SWAP approved. Further information on SWAP Access programmes, including eligibility and possible progression routes, available from the SWAP website at

Entry Requirements

For those applying for SWAP, you are required to have been out of full-time, formal education for three years (or five years if you already have Higher or HN qualifications). All applicants will take part in an informal interview. Diagnostic testing in English and Maths or evidence of National 5 study in relevant areas (for those who are not SWAP eligible).

Method of Assessment

Open and closed book assessments. Possible option to sit final SQA exams but this will be dependent on in-class performance, attendance and results.

Future Prospects

Successful completion of the programme may lead to opportunities on degree programmes at university (e.g. Primary Education, Social Work, Community Learning and Development, Social Sciences and Humanities). 

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Arbroath Campus

  • Start Date

    24 Aug 2020

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Social Science

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page

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