ACCESS TO OPHTHALMICS - SWAP: SCQF 6

Qualification Qualifications Explained
Access
Study Mode
Full Time
Duration

1 Academic Year - 3 Days p/w

Start date
Aug 2023
Campus
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Course overview

Would you like to take the first step to university in a friendly environment? Would you like to work in ophthalmics?

This Access to Ophthalmics course is designed to enable adults with no formal qualifications to prepare, in one year, for entry into for entry into a degree course in Optometry or Ophthalmic Dispensing. It is run by the college in conjunction with the Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP).

The course is intensive and requires a full time commitment. It is not possible, due to the nature of the programme, to complete it on a part time basis. Further information about SWAP Access courses can be found on the SWAP website.

What you will learn

A wide variety of units will be covered including:

  • Physics - including Optics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Maths
  • Communications

Entry requirements

All candidates on the programme should have been out of education for 3 years if you studied at National 5 level and 5 years if you studied Highers.

This Access programme is NOT intended for recent school leavers. If you are a recent school leaver you are very welcome to apply for our NQ Science or Engineering programmes.

Entry to the course will be based upon a competitive review of the applications.

Applicants should now provide detailed information on relevant life, education and employment experience within their personal statement, in addition to demonstrating a genuine interest in the subject.

Tell us what experience you have in the subject already? What about the subject interests you? What skills do you have that will make you a good candidate for the course? Give examples.  If your personal statement is missing this crucial information it is likely your application will be rejected and you will be unsuccessful.

Short listed candidates may receive a formal interview either in person or on line.

Future prospects

This Access to Opthalmics course is designed to enable adults with no formal qualifications to prepare, in one year, for entry into a degree course in Optometry or Ophthalmic Dispensing.

Other learners have also progressed to HNC and HND programmes in Science within Glasgow Kelvin College. If you have successfully completed your Access course you would be very welcome on our HN programme and as an internal candidate would be prioritized. Completing these courses opens the door to a huge choice of degree courses or of Science jobs both locally and in every corner of the world .All learners who successfully complete our HN courses progress either to university or obtain well paid jobs in industry.