Access to Health and Biological Sciences (SWAP)

Glasgow Clyde College


Cardonald Campus


Access to Health and Biological Sciences is a paramedic access science course. It is run in partnership with the Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP) and is for adults who are considering returning to education, after a break of at least three to five years. The course will introduce you to a range of science subjects to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding required for the first year of a Health Science-related degree programme at university or HNC course at SCQF Level 7.

SWAP negotiate university places at various universities for students successfully completing their SWAP course.

The course is accepted by partners in lieu of other entry qualifications and includes intensive guidance to develop confidence and core skills.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. You should have been away from formal education for at least 3 years. You will be invited to attend an interview.

Progression Routes

Relevant HNC or degree programme.

Start Date



Access to FE/HE

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health Care

SCQF Level