About Pre-Access

In certain circumstances, it may be possible to consider recent full-time study (i.e. within the last three to five years) as pre-access. In such cases, you could be considered SWAP eligible; however, you would need to have been out of full-time education for at least three or five years prior to commencing the pre-access course. To be considered as pre-access, courses must not be higher than SCQF level 5. 

Some examples of courses running at our partner colleges which can be considered pre-access are listed below:

Borders College
Child,Health & Social Care SCQF Level 5

Dundee and Angus College
Certificate in Child, Health and Social Care at SCQF Level 5

Edinburgh College
Applied Science NC Level 5
Social Science SCQF Level 5
Preparation for University Access to Nursing

Fife College
National Certificate: Applied Science SCQF Level 5
Intermediate Certificate: Health and Social Care SCQF Level 5
Intermediate Certificate: Pathway to Social Sciences
Engineering Practice SCQF Level 5

North East Scotland College
Social Care
Social Sciences: Understanding Human Behaviour and Society
NC Applied Science

Perth College
Social Sciences NQ
Health and Social Care NQ
Applied Science NQ

West Lothian College
NC Level 5 Health and Social Care

January-Start Courses

Some partner colleges run courses from January to June which can be consiered pre-access.These courses are designed to give students the opportunity to build up their study skills, learn about a range of subjects and help make the transition back into learning. 

Some examples are listed below:

Dundee and Angus College
Social Science Fast Track

Edinburgh College
Introduction to Engineering

Fife College
Certificate: Social Sciences and SWAP SCQF Level 4

Newbattle Abbey College
Arts and Social Sciences - Preparation for Further Education

For more options, look at
your local college's website or get in touch with us to discuss.

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