Access to Humanities/Primary Education (including Social Sciences and Social Work) (SWAP)

West College Scotland


Clydebank Campus, Greenock (Finnart Street) Campus


This course is part of the Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP)and is aimed at adults who want to return to education and to progress to degree or HNC study. The SWAP partnership with Universities in the West of Scotland will provide you with the opportunity to apply to a wide range of degrees. On successful completion of your programme, the partnership will provide you with the opportunity to study on a relevant higher education course at college or university.

You'll learn about:
Communication; Literature; Psychology; Sociology; IT; History; Numeracy/National 5 Maths; Forensic Psychology (Greenock Campus only).

Entry Requirements

If you're a mature student, you can apply with little or no qualifications but must have work or voluntary experience, a record of commitment and life skills.

For a place on the course you'll need to attend and interview and submit a short piece of written work.

Progression Routes

Successful students can progress to study Psychology, English, History, French, Sociology or Social Work. There are a few places available on the BEd Teaching Programmes, however only students who meet specific criteria will be recommended for interview.

Start Date



Access to FE/HE

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Social Sciences

SCQF Level


Career Sectors

College or University Lecturing

Education Support

Primary School Teaching

Secondary School Teaching

Teaching - Other