Access to Health and Biological Sciences (SWAP)

Glasgow Clyde College


Cardonald Campus


This SWAP Access to Biological and Chemical Sciences course is for adults returning to education and is designed to provide the skills, knowledge and understanding required for application to the first year of a university degree programme or to HNC courses in Science.

Subjects include: Biology (up to Higher level); Chemistry (up to Higher level); Maths (National 5); Physics (up to Higher level); Communications; Information Technology; Psychology.

Assessment will be continuous with a mixture of practical and theoretical assessments. There is no final examination.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. Applicants will usually have been out of full time education for at least 2 years. Interview.

Progression Routes

1st year entry of science based degrees at Glasgow Caledonian University, University of the West of Scotland, University of Glasgow, Strathclyde University, University of Stirling and Heriot Watt University.

Start Date



Access to FE/HE

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level