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Social Sciences incorporating ICS

SWAP Access to Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Primary Teaching

Campus Milton Road Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

This unique course is specifically designed to allow you to progress to either university or HNC programmes. You will be taught by highly qualified lecturers and study a variety of essential subjects such as Sociology, Psychology, Politics, Communication, Literature, Creative Writing, History, and Mathematics.

This is a Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP) which means if you have few or no formal qualifications and have been out of full-time education for at least three years (five years if studied Highers in a full-time setting or a Higher National course or similar level) you can apply. 

SWAP courses provide you with an alternative route into higher education and are designed to give you intensive academic preparation as well as the opportunity to develop the skills and confidence you need for entry into higher education through recognised progression routes at colleges or universities in Scotland. For more information on SWAP courses please go to www.scottishwideraccess.org and click on the SWAP East Portal. 

Listen to the Industry Insiders podcast on Spotify or Apple Podcasts where a primary teacher talks about her experience in the industry. 

What you will learn

  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Politics
  • ICT
  • Communication
  • Literature
  • Oral presentations
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • You must pass all assessments (including an external National 5 Maths examination for those applying for primary teaching or for some psychology/criminology degrees) in order to achieve the full SWAP Access qualification

How the course is assessed

  • You will be continually assessed through essays, presentations, examinations and reports. 

Number of days per week

  • 4 days per week via a hybrid delivery model of online and on-campus delivery

Entry requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements, but you must demonstrate that you are ready to study at SCQF Level 6 as the aim of the course is to prepare you for entry into university.

 

    Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

    • If selected for an interview you will be asked to complete written assessments in literacy and numeracy to ensure you have the appropriate level of skill and knowledge to meet the requirements of the programme.

    English Proficiency Requirements

    IELTS 6.0

    Progression and Articulation Routes

    • Apply to university to study arts, social sciences or primary teaching 
    • Studying at HNC level in social science or creative industries

    Study Options

    Campus Study mode Start date Duration
    Milton Road Campus Full time 26/08/24 41 Weeks

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