Access to Social Work (SWAP)

Ayrshire College


Kilwinning Campus


This course develops your skills and knowledge in preparation for a degree in Social Work.

Units studied include: Values and Principles in Care; Social Influences; Human Development and Behaviour; Understanding Mental Health and Mental Illness; Social Services in Scotland; Communication in Care Relationships; Caring for People with Dementia; Working with Individuals with Additional Support Needs; Essential Skills.

Entry Requirements

This course 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 and can lead to a place at college or university.

NOTE: Previous experience in the health and social care sector necessary.

Entry is subject to an interview.

Progression Routes

Progression on to a relevant HNC or degree.

Start Date



Access to FE/HE

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health and Social Care

SCQF Level