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


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Intro to the course:

This Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP) course is for people interested in a career in health, social care or science. It will develop your knowledge of the sciences and health subjects. It will give you the skills and confidence for success in a college or university course. If you've few or no formal qualifications and have been out of full-time education for a period of time you could be eligible for this course.

SCQF Level 6

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Who is the course for?

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

What will I study?

You'll study the basics of health and science subjects to enable you to apply to the first year of a university degree or HNC course at SCQF level 7.

Next step course options

  • degree level programmes such as paramedical science, biomedical and bioscience, allied health professionals, food science and Podiatry
  • HNC programmes such as HNC Applied Science
  • chemistry
  • pharmacology
  • zoology

How will I be assessed?

Closed and open book assessments and practical experiments.

Why should I choose this course?

There are many openings in caring services, nursing and midwifery and for science technicians. This course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience to progress on to university. You'll be taught by experienced staff with a background in the science industry, and have the chance of site visits and placements with organisations such as the Marine Conservation Society, the University of the West of Scotland and the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre.

Where can this course lead?

This course gives you qualifications that will help you find work in the private healthcare and NHS sectors.

What are the entry requirements?

No formal entry requirements. Acceptance may depend reference and informal chat.

What are the interview arrangements?

 Professional reference and informal chat

Fees, finance and funding:

Fees and finances for full time:

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds.

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Other information:

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 26/08/2024 Duration 1 year
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