Access to Primary Education (SWAP)

West College Scotland


Paisley Campus


Access to Primary Education is a Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP), is intended for adults who have not been in formal education for at least 5 years.

Applicants who do not posses any formal qualifications may be considered for this course. Successful completion of the one-year programme guarantees a place on a relevant Higher Education Course at college or university. A place on a BEd Degree is not guaranteed.

Subjects include: Communication, Literature, Psychology, Sociology, Politics, Information Technology, Contemporary Issues, History and Maths.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must be able to demonstrate the academic ability to work at SCQF Level 6. Applicants who do not possess any qualifications will be considered on their work or voluntary experience, record of commitment and their life skills. Acceptance onto this programme will also be based on an interview to determine suitability.

Progression Routes

Successful completion guarantees a place on a relevant Higher Education course at college or university, providing students complete units in the designated programme.

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