Access to Ophthalmics (SWAP)

Glasgow Kelvin College


Springburn Campus


Would you like to take the first step to university in a friendly environment? Would you like to work in opthalmics?

This Access to Opthalmics course is designed to enable adults with no formal qualifications to prepare, in one year, for entry into for entry into a degree course in Optometry or Ophthalmic Dispensing. It is run by the college in conjunction with the Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP).

A wide variety of units will be covered including:

Physics - including Optics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths, Communications

Campus location may be subject to change.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements and admission is by informal interview and written test. Should have a gap in formal education of (3 or 5 years). Applicants expected to have a strong interest in Maths and Physics.

Progression Routes

Other learners have also progressed to HNC and HND programmes in Science within Glasgow Kelvin College.

Start Date



Access to FE/HE

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level