SWAP Access to Secondary Teaching

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Interested in a career as a secondary school teacher? Our SWAP Access to Secondary Teaching course could be perfect for you! This course will set you on the path to a rewarding career, in a variety of potential subjects including History, Geography, Sport, Sociology, English, Philosophy and more.

This course will cover a variety of Social Science disciplines including History and Sociology as well as National 5 Mathematics, Communication, Literature and ICT core skills.



Applicants should have been out of education for at least five years and should be SWAP eligible, you can check the criteria here: www.scottishwideraccess.org

Selection will be based upon the online application form, a formal interview and a written task. All applications will be considered on their merits. If English is your second language, you should have English language skills equivalent to IELTS 5 or National 5 ESOL (grade B or above).

Applicants should already have National 4 Mathematics (or equivalent) as the course involves direct entry to National 5 Mathematics.


This programme has been approved by our partners at SWAPWest (Scottish Wider Access Programme – West of Scotland) and will cover National 5 Mathematics (including the SQA exam in May), Communication and Literature, ICT core skills and a variety of Social Science disciplines such as History and Sociology.

The programme is designed to help secure access to Year 1 of university degree study in Secondary Education at a local university, with other potential degree options available too.