SWAP (Scottish Wider Access Programme) Law, Business & Accounting

SWAP (Scottish Wider Access Programme) Law, Business & Accounting


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This is a Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP) course designed to help you reach your potential and to help you have the confidence to go on to be successful in a college or university course. If you’ve few or no formal qualifications and have been out of full-time education for some years you could be eligible for this course. Successful completion of the SWAP course may allow you entry to a number of 1st year degree programmes or HNC/D courses at college or to degree opportunities at the University of Glasgow; Strathclyde University; University of the West of Scotland; Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Stirling . The programme provides additional support to those adults who are returning to education after a substantial period of time.

If you’d like more information about SWAP, we’re happy to help- just contact us or, have a look on the SWAP website here.

Core units include:

  • Scots law: an introduction
  • Understanding business
  • Economics of the market
  • PC Passport: IT software – word processing & presenting information
  • Financial accounting: an introduction
  • Communication 4
  • Literacy 1
  • Numeracy
  • Research skills
  • Market operations and the Scottish economy
  • Crime in society
  • Management accounting: an introduction
  • Philosophy: arguments in action

Optional units may include:

  • Law of contract: an introduction
  • Marketing: basic principles
  • Human resources: administration


  • Relevant work experience would be beneficial (not essential)
  • Successful performance at interview


Successful completion may allow you to progress with direct entry to 1st year Degree programmes in a range of disciplines:

  • Law
  • Business
  • Accounting

You can also progress to Higher National Certificate/Diploma courses in a range of disciplines, such as:

  • Legal Services
  • Business
  • Accounting
  • Human Resource Management


You’ll have the opportunity to embark on career in the legal sector, accounting, business or human resources