Access to Humanities (SWAP)

Glasgow Clyde College


Anniesland Campus, Langside Campus


This course is designed for adults returning to study after at least 5 years out of full- time education.

You will have the opportunity to study a range of SQA Social Science units at SCQF Levels 5 and 6, alongside units in Communication, Mathematics and Information Technology.

The course also includes a class in 'Preparation for Higher Education' which, combined with guidance, aims to help you reach your full potential. The classes on offer are assessed by continuous assessment throughout the year.

Students wishing to go on to primary teaching will require to study and successfully complete a Mathematics examination at SCQF Level 5 and complete a placement in a primary school.

Course subjects include: Psychology; History; Modern Studies; Sociology; Geography; Philosophy; Communication; Mathematics or Numeracy; IT.

Please note the course content will vary according to campus.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must meet SWAP criteria. As there are no formal entry requirements, selection will be based on application form, interview (including written task), reference and evidence of academic potential.

Progression Routes

HNC or HND level study at Glasgow Clyde College or other colleges.

Arts and social sciences degree, or a degree in primary education at University of the West of Scotland, Glasgow Caledonian University, University of Strathclyde, Stirling University or Open University.

Start Date



Access to FE/HE

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Social Science

SCQF Level


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