Access to Languages with Business (SWAP)

Edinburgh College


Sighthill Campus


This course is open to those with previous experience in either French, Spanish, German or Italian but also those who want to study French or Spanish with no prior language learning experience. Language study (French or Spanish) may be combined in different ways depending on your language profile.

All units are internally assessed unless external assessments are required to satisfy particular progression routes. In addition to the units taught, as part of your preparation for higher education, you will also be given the opportunity to attend open days and study skills events held by universities and colleges.

What you will learn:

Literature; Communication; Presentation Skills; Core Mathematics 3 (level 4); Optional Core Mathematics 4 (level 5); Combination of different language units; Business Management; Business Decision Areas: Finance; Business Decision Areas: Marketing and Operations; Investigating Europe research unit; Reflective learning and study skills development; Preparation for Higher Education and help with UCAS application.

Entry Requirements

You must have been out of education for at least 3 or 5 years and not have studied above SCQF Level 5/6.

Progression Routes

Relevant degree.

Start Date



Access to FE/HE

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Modern Languages

SCQF Level