Adult education at Edinburgh College

If you are thinking of returning to education as an adult learner, there are adult education courses at Edinburgh College that are perfect for you. The Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP), in partnership with the college, has created courses that cover a wide range of subjects, and are tailor made to provide you with the skills you need to continue education.

See the progression routes of all courses

Life Sciences Access Course

The Life Sciences SWAP course will develop your knowledge and understanding of subjects such as biology, chemistry and maths. This course can lead on to a range of degree options including biochemistry, cell biology and microbiology. Watch this video to find out more.

Physical Science Access Course

The Physical Science SWAP course will develop your knowledge and understanding of subjects such as physics, chemistry and maths. This course can lead on to degree options including physics and chemical engineering.

Access to Engineering NC (SWAP)

This Access to Engineering NC is designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of engineering principles and systems covering a range of engineering disciplines. It is an ideal stepping stone for studying a variety of engineering courses at HNC/D at Edinburgh College. Degree options from this course include mechanical, electrical, renewable and civil engineering.

Arts, Social Sciences and Primary Teaching Access

This Arts, Social Sciences and Primary Teaching course offers you the opportunity to study sociology, psychology, politics, communication, literature, creative writing, history and maths. Degree options from this course include social sciences or primary teaching. Adult learners can also progress onto HNC level courses at Edinburgh College.

Languages with Business Access

This Languages with Business course will develop your understanding of literature, business management and mathematics. You will also develop study skills and become prepared for higher education. Adult learners may progress onto HNC/D programmes in languages, arts or social sciences at Edinburgh College. A wide range of degree options are also available at various Scottish universities.

Languages, Arts and Social Sciences Access

This Languages, Arts and Social Sciences course will develop your understanding of literature, history and mathematics. Adult learners may progress onto HNC/D programmes in languages, arts or social sciences at Edinburgh College. A wide range of degree options are also available at various Scottish universities.

If you have any questions about a course, email courseinfo@edinburghcollege.ac.uk. If you want to apply, click on the links above to take you to the course page of your choice.

Read more about the Scottish Wider Access Programme for adult education options.

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