SWAP Access to Primary Teaching

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SWAP Access to Primary Education is a course which will prepare those wishing to embark on a career as a Primary Teacher, to begin their journey. With possible progression to university, you will study educational theory, play-based theory, human development, STEM with an opportunity to improve in areas such as numeracy, ICT, language and literacy. As part of your placement you will be on placement 1-day a week in primary school setting.


There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, you must be over the age of 25 and have been out of formal education for 5+ years. 

You should have a keen interest to pursue Primary Teaching as a career.


On this course you will cover a range of topics including:

  • Educational theory
  • Play-based theory
  • Human Development
  • STEM
  • ICT, Numeracy, Language and Literacy
  • National 5 Maths
Where can I go from here?

Graduates of this course will be able to go directly into the following courses: