• August
  • Full-Time
  • 1 year
  • Social Science
  • SCQF Level 6


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Intro to the course:

This Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP) course is for adults with few or no formal qualifications. The emphasis of the course is on giving you skills needed to enable you to progress to university or HNC level in either teaching or social science. The course covers modern studies, psychology,sociology, maths, communication, history and preparation for higher education.

SCQF Level 6

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Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to start a career in teaching or social science. It will suit adult returners or those looking to change career or progress into the industry.

What will I study?

You'll learn the skills needed to gain a qualification to progress to a course at university or HNC level. You'll study Communication 4, Maths National 5, information technology, modern studies and psychology.

Next Step Course Options

Options include: 

  • primary education 
  • social work 
  • social science and humanities 

You can do these at: 

  • The University of Strathclyde 
  • Glasgow University 
  • Glasgow Caledonian University 
  • The University of the West of Scotland 
  • Stirling University

How will I be assessed?

Closed and open book assessments.

Why should I choose this course?

This course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience to progress to university study in social science or teaching. You'll be taught by lecturers who are qualified as teachers, and who have worked in the sector. Through our connections with employers and universities you'll get the chance of site visits and an insight into the sector.

Where can this course lead?

This course leads to jobs/roles in: 

  • social science 
  • psychology 
  • religious studies 
  • social work 
  • primary or secondary teaching, sociology, social science and archaeology

What are the entry requirements?

One or more of the following: 

  • ability to communicate effectively 
  • Disclosure Scotland PVG check 
  • essay 
  • reference 
  • acceptance may depend on interview.

What are the interview arrangements?

Interview, with professional reference and essay discussed.

For more information on this course and to speak to a member of our team email admissions@slc.ac.uk

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Study mode Full-Time Start date 28/08/2023 Duration 1 year
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