Access to Languages with Business (SWAP)

Edinburgh College


Sighthill Campus


The SWAP Access to Languages with Business is a full-time course (18 hours a week) running from the end of August to the middle of June. During Semester 1 you will usually be at College five days a week with some mornings and afternoons off. During Semester 2 you will be at the College three-four days a week with further independent study involved.

You will study a range of units at SCQF Levels 4 to 7 in order to prepare you for your degree studies. Language study (French or Spanish) may be combined in different ways depending on previous knowledge of a language and the levels available. We may be able to provide additional units or modify the programme to suit your own progression routes. All units are internally assessed unless external assessments are required to satisfy particular progression routes. In addition to these units you will attend weekly tutorials, open days and study skills events held by universities and colleges as part of your preparation for higher education.

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.

Start Date



Access to FE/HE

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Enterprise and Commerce

SCQF Level


Career Sectors

Administration and Management General


Human Resource Management

Public Services Administration