Access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) (SWAP)

Glasgow Kelvin College


Springburn Campus


This course is designed to enable adult learners with no formal qualification to prepare, in one year, for entry to a Degree/HND/HNC course in Science or Engineering. It is run by the college in conjunction with the Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP).

Subjects Include:

Maths, Physics, Communications, Engineering and Computing.

Entry Requirements

Access courses provide support and guidance to help adults return to learning and choose the most appropriate route to Higher Education. You should have a gap in education of 3 or 5 years. There are no formal entry requirements and admission is by competitive interview. Written test.

Progression Routes

Progression is possible in a wide range of subjects including engineering, computing, maths, chemical and physical sciences.

Start Date



Access to FE/HE

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors

Aeronautical Engineering

Chemical and Materials Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Engineering General

Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (including Fabrication and Welding)

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Offshore and Energy