The Scottish Wider Access Programme supports access to higher education for adult learners. SWAP access programmes run at colleges across Scotland and are a proven route into hundreds of degree courses at partner universities. Our programmes are specifically designed for adults who are returning to education after a gap, and who have the motivation and ability to go on to study at university or for a higher level qualification at college. 
“My SWAP year was life changing. I know I am ready for university and I can’t wait to start.  The SWAP course has given me confidence and a change of direction - I absolutely loved it!!!”
SWAP Access to Education, Community & Humanities, Dundee & Angus College 2015-16
If you’ve always wanted to study for a degree but haven’t found a way to get the qualifications you need, we can help you find a way forward.  Contact us for friendly and impartial advice on possible study options. 
“I would suggest to aspiring SWAP students to take the leap of faith and go for it, because the rewards are more than you could have ever imagined.”
SWAP Access to Humanities, Edinburgh College 2015-16
The Scottish Wider Access Programme could be your route into higher education.

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