The Scottish Wider Access Programme supports access to higher education for adult learners. SWAP access programmes run at colleges across Scotland and are a proven route into hundreds of degree courses at partner universities. Our programmes are specifically designed for adults who are returning to education after a gap, and who have the motivation and ability to go on to study at university or for a higher level qualification at college. 
''I have gained a lot of knowledge over the past year and I now feel completely confident in my ability to progress onto university. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is considering it. My biggest advice would be to put in your best effort and you will undoubtedly achieve fantastic results.’’
Leticia (SWAP Access to Health and Life Sciences, Fife College, 2023/24)
''You will meet amazing new people who want the same as you so your circle will change once you start this journey. Your mind will open and embrace it. Your sense of purpose will be clear and your aspirations big. Take it all in, it WILL be worth it.’’
Angela (SWAP Access to Nursing, Edinburgh College, 2023/24)
If you’ve always wanted to study for a degree but haven’t found a way to get the qualifications you need, we can help you find a way forward.  Contact us for friendly and impartial advice on possible study options. 
The Scottish Wider Access Programme could be your route into higher education.

The Scottish Wider Access Programme is funded by the Scottish Funding Council.