SWAPWest Induction SWAP and your year ahead. What is SWAP?. Provide Access Programmes that progress to degree or HNC/D. For adults with no, few or out of date qualifications. Over 33,000 adults have returned to education through SWAP. SWAP is a national organisation; we are SWAP West.
SWAPWest InductionSWAP and your year ahead
What is SWAP?
You must pass all units and complete your PHE to complete the programme.
You mustregister as a SWAP student to get the benefits.
Register as soon as possible. Do not delay.
A) Class work
Work through the PHE workbooks throughout the year
Download from SWAPWest website or your own college VLE.
Preparation for Higher Education
PHE is an essentialpart of a SWAP Programme and is comprised of class work and university visits
B) University visits
Downloadable from the SWAPWest website
Please contact SWAP if you are applying to any course that is not in the progression routes.
Let us know if you have any questions.
Or send an email to:
for an invitation
c/o Glasgow Kelvin College – City
43 Shamrock Street
Tel: 0141 564 7206
Director – Kenny Anderson
Development Officers – Dr. Lisa Marsili, Amy Angus
Admin – Karen Cunningham and Erica O’Neill
SWAPWest has its own application procedure.
Apply through SWAP but also need to complete UCAS.
You can apply to study at Glasgow, StrathclydeandUWS.
Tutor will give you a SWAPWest application form in late October.
Make sure your completed form is perfect as the panel will use these to decide who to invite for interview.
Write an excellent supporting statement.
Check all spelling, grammar, presentation etc.
Include a reference from practical experience.
Deadline for SWAPWest application will be given to you by your tutor nearer the time.
Complete SWAPWest application form, including a reference.
Submit by deadline; the panel will select who to invite for interview.
Complete UCAS application for your four ‘Plan B’ choicesby the
15th of January (leaving one space for BEd/alternative to be entered after decisions have been made).
Those selected will attend their interviews in February/March.
Those not invited for interview can add another choice on UCAS.
Results of interviews will be given.
Students insert 5th choice on UCAS form within 7 days of decision. Insert BEd if offered a place (or another ‘Plan B’ if not).
Download Prep for HE UCAS, Personal Statement and Interview Skills guides from the SWAPWest website