SWAP East Access Courses


SWAP East works with partner colleges in the east of Scotland to run a range of one-year access programmes for adult learners. These access programmes lead on to degree programmes at SWAP East partner universities, including the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Who is SWAP for?

SWAP is for anyone looking for a second chance at education and who aims to fulfil their academic potential by studying for a higher education qualification. The programmes are designed to provide a supportive environment for adults returning to education. You don't usually need any formal entry qualifications. You do need to be ready to learn about a range of subjects and have the motivation to succeed.

Progression routes and further information

View or download a list of SWAP progression routes. We additionally accept applications from students of SWAP West. Although we do not publish pre-approved articulation links from SWAP West courses, all SWAP students are welcome to apply to any of our degrees. 

Further information is available from: Scottish Wider Access Programme - East.

Please note that completion of a SWAP course does not guarantee entry to one of our degree courses. However, it does provide you with a recognised entry qualification.