Access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (SWAP)
Equivalent to SCQF Level 6
Full-time, one year
From 26 Aug 2019
Access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) is part of the Scottish Widening Access Programme (SWAP). It’s for anyone who wants to develop their academic and employability skills, including adult returners who may have been out of education for a while.
It offers direct access to a range of college and university courses in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics after one year of study. While on the course, you’ll develop your knowledge of various STEM subjects and increase your confidence too.
Ayrshire College is an ideal choice for studying STEM:
For entry to this course you don’t need any formal qualifications, just an interview with us.
This course is mainly units from Higher Chemistry, Higher Physics and Higher Maths, with some supporting subjects to help you prepare for a future career in STEM. It also offers a significant practical element, so expect plenty of ‘hands on’ experience in the lab.
You’ll develop your skills in ICT and communication.
In Chemistry, you’ll focus on three main topics:
In Physics, you’ll look at four:
You’ll build transferable Essential Skills in meaningful contexts to help you become more effective in life, learning, and work. This could be communication, numeracy, ICT, working with others, and problem solving.
When you successfully complete this course, you’ll have the choice of:
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