Access to Childcare Practice (SWAP)

New College Lanarkshire


Cumbernauld Campus


Access to Childhood Practice is part of the Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP) and is specifically for people who have been out of full-time education for at least 5 years. It prepares adult returners for entry into Higher Education within college or university. It is a great opportunity to start your Early Learning and Childcare career journey, studying with like minded individuals with a passion for Early Learning and Childcare, delivered by a lecturing team with vast knowledge and experience in this field.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be 5 years out of education. Relevant work experience would be beneficial (not essential). Successful interview.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Progression Routes

HNC Childhood Practice

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Early Learning and Child Care

SCQF Level