Access to Physical Sciences (SWAP)

Dundee and Angus College


Kingsway Campus


This course is designed to develop knowledge and understanding of physics, chemistry and maths. In addition to these core subjects, learners will also be working towards developing skills in communications and IT.

This course can accept learners who are eligible for SWAP (Scottish Wider Access Programme) status. SWAP courses are designed for learners who have been out of full-time education for at least 3 years. For learners who are not SWAP eligible, this course will provide an opportunity to progress onto HN level studies in Applied Science or other relevant subject.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal minimum entry requirements but applicants will be required to attend an informal interview and pass a short entry diagnostic assessment. Applicants should demonstrate a desire to study these subjects at Higher level and demonstrate a commitment to their studies. There are English efficiency entry requirements of 6.0 IELTS score for students who have English as a second language.

Progression Routes

Completion of the course will allow progression to further study at HNC or degree level. Information on SWAP Access programmes, including eligibility and progression routes, is available at

Start Date



Access to FE/HE

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Access to Higher Education

SCQF Level


Career Sectors


Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics


Science General