Our Programmes

All of our programmes are full-time (18-20 hours in class per week), are delivered by local colleges and run from August to June. The subjects studied depends on both the course and the college, but the majority of the units will be at SCQF level 6 (Higher level). Students are assessed on their performance throughout the year.

Those who complete the programme are each awarded a profile grading that reflects their individual performance.  Any university offers you receive are likely to be conditional on you achieving a specific profile grading.
 
SWAP West Programmes By Subject Area
There are access programmes covering a wide range of subjects.  These can be grouped into 6 broad areas:
  • Access to Humanities / Social Sciences / Primary Education / University Studies
  • Access to Law & Business
  • Access to Chemistry & Biology /Life Sciences / Biological Sciences
  • Access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths
  • Access to Allied Health Professions – Radiography, Optometry, Physio, OT, Podiatry & Dietetics
  • Access to Medical Studies - Medicine, Vet-Med, Dentistry and Pharmacy
  • Access to Nursing
 
If you are based in the East of Scotland, or wish to go on to study at a university there, go to the SWAP East section for details of access programmes running in that area.
 
SWAP West Programmes by College 2016-17
The table below shows which access programmes are currently on offer at each partner college.

 
College SWAP Access Programme
Ayrshire College Access to Nursing (Kilmarnock & Kilwinning)
Access to Social Sciences & Primary Education (Ayr & Kilmarnock)
Access to STEM (Kilmarnock)
Access to life Sciences (Kilmarnock)
Dumfries & Galloway College Access to Nursing
Glasgow Clyde College Access to Humanities / Primary Education (Anniesland & Langside)
Access to Life Sciences (Langside & Cardonald)
Access to Allied Health Professions (Physio, OT and podiatry – Cardonald)
Access to Medical Studies (Cardonald)
Access to STEM (Cardonald)
Access to Nursing (Langside & Cardonald)
Glasgow Kelvin College Access to Humanities / Primary Education (Easterhouse & Springburn)
Access to Life Science (Springburn)
Access to Allied Health Professions (Radiography, Optometry, Podiatry & Dietetics – Springburn)
Access to Medical Studies (Springburn)
Access to STEM (Springburn)
Access to Nursing (Easterhouse, East End & Springburn)
New College Lanarkshire Access to Humanities / Primary Education (Cumbernauld & Motherwell)
Access to Life Science (Coatbridge)
Access to STEM (Coatbridge)
Access to Engineering and Technology (Motherwell)
Access to Nursing (Coatbridge & Motherwell)
South Lanarkshire College Access to Humanities & Primary Education
Access to Nursing
Access to Health Sciences
Access to Digital IT and Admin (January start)
West College Scotland Access to Humanities / Primary Education (Clydebank, Greenock & Paisley)
Access to Law and Business (Paisley)
Access to Life Science (Paisley) Access to STEM (Clydebank)
Access to Nursing (Clydebank, Greenock and Paisley)

How to apply
To apply to any of our programmes, you should apply directly to the college at which you want to study via their online application system.
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