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ACCESS TO RADIOGRAPHY - SWAP: SCQF 6

Qualification Qualifications Explained
Access
Study Mode
Full Time
Duration

1 Year - 3 Days per week

Start date
Aug 2023
Campus
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Course overview

Would you like to take the first step to university in a friendly, supportive environment? Would you like to become a professional scientist?

This Access to Radiography course is designed for you if you have no formal qualifications to prepare, in one year, for entry into an honours degree course in Diagnostic Imaging or in Radiation Oncology Science.

It is run by the College in conjunction with the Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP).

You must have good idea about the degree route or higher national route you wish to progress to when you complete the course.

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

Core Units:

  • Communications
  • Information Technology

Preparation for Higher Education Course Specific Units:

  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics.

Entry requirements

To take part in the programme, you 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.

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

Tell us what experience you have in the subject already and what it is about the subject that interests you. What skills do you have that will make you a good candidate for the course and give examples of these skills. For your application to be successful, your personal statement must include this crucial information. 

If you are short-listed for the programme, you may be invited to a formal interview either in person or on line.

 

Future prospects

This Access to Radiography course is designed for you if your are an adult with no formal qualifications to prepare, in one year, for entry into an honours degree course in Diagnostic Imaging or in Radiation Oncology Science.

Other learners have also progressed to HNC and HND programmes in the Sciences within Glasgow Kelvin College. When you have successfully completed your Access course, you would be very welcome on our HN programme and as an internal candidate would be prioritised. Completing these courses opens the door to a wide range of degree courses in science and as well as jobs both locally and internationally. Many of our students who successfully complete our HN courses progress either to university or pursue successful careers in industry.