• August
  • Full-Time
  • 1 year
  • Social Science


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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.

Study mode

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Who is the course for?

Anyone who has been out of education or does not have the necessary qualifications to start a career

What will I study?

Social Science subjects such as modern studies , history ,psychology , sociology , maths and communication.

Next Step Course Options

Options include primary education, social work, social science and humanities at The University of Strathclyde, Glasgow University, Glasgow Caledonian University, The University of the West of Scotland, Stirling University.

How will I be assessed?

Open and closed 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 could lead 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?

No formal education requirements but good communication skills ,informal discussion and reference required.

What are the interview arrangements?

No interview but informal discussion and reference.

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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