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.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be eligible for an interview with four different universities delivering the Primary Teaching degree course. 


There are no formal entry requirements for this course, it is designed for adults looking to return to education who can demonstrate maturity and exhibit relevant life skills. 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: