Access to Social Work (SWAP)

New College Lanarkshire


Coatbridge Campus


This course provides an opportunity for students who are returning to education to obtain the university entrance qualifications required for Social Work.

All subjects will be taught and assessed as a continuous process, with no end-of-course examinations. A combination of workbooks, practical activities, and written assessments are used to assess the level of knowledge and understanding.

The course subjects include:

Philosophy, Human Development, Social Influences, Politics, Applied Mathematics, Literature.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. Applicants must be out of formal education for at least five years before the commencement of the course. In addition, you should have relevant formal and or informal care experience and a desire to pursue your chosen vocational path at degree or HNC level Participation at an information session, skills assessment and interview forms part of the selection criteria.

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

Relevant HNC or degree

Start Date



Access to FE/HE

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Healthcare and Social Services

SCQF Level