SWAP is a partnership between colleges and universities in Scotland to support access to higher education for people who’ve been out of education for a while. If you’ve thought about going to uni or college to study for a degree, HND or HNC but thought you didn’t have the right qualifications, this could be an option for you.
SWAP provides full-time, one-year access programmes across a range of subject areas. At South Lanarkshire College we have SWAP courses in:
Hayley Ferguson has just completed a SWAP course at the College and gave us a few of her thoughts:
“After leaving school at 17, I didn’t have the qualifications or the confidence to enter Higher Education and so worked full-time as a customer assistant for six years. After seeing a local advert for SWAP, I applied online and was accepted almost immediately. I found the course challenging, interesting and rewarding, and was given great support and encouragement throughout the duration of my studies from my lecturers and the student support services. SWAP has definitely prepared me well for university and I am now preparing to enter the first year of a BSc in Biochemistry and Microbiology at Strathclyde University, after which I hope to go on and pursue a career in Pharmacy. Studying on SWAP has been the best experience, has opened up so many doors for me and I’d come back in a flash!”
You never know, taking part in one of these courses could change everything for you… apply now