SWAP brings together colleges and universities in Scotland to work together developing access courses that address the needs of mature students from backgrounds previously under-represented in higher education. Since the launch of SWAP in 1988 more than 30,000 adults have taken the SWAP route to return to study.
A SWAP Access course is an alternative route for adult learners to get into University or College. If you have few or no formal qualifications and have been out of full-time education for some years, you will be eligible to take part in a SWAP programme. These Access Programmes run in Colleges throughout Scotland and are offered in Humanities (Arts & Social Sciences), Science, Engineering, Nursing or Primary/ Community Education. Progression routes to Universities follow on from successful completion of the Access Programme.
To find out more about what SWAP can offer, please go to the SWAP East website (link below) or simply call the SWAP East office (0131 650 6861), based at the University of Edinburgh, to chat to an advisor.
The University of Edinburgh is a founding member of SWAP.
This article was published on Jul 30, 2013