So SAS grund.
It comes after SFI and before SAS A and B, it seems to work on the basis of re-inforcing grammar and bringing in some more advanced stuff, along with upping the word count på svenska and getting you into the reading habit. It can take a varying amount of time to complete, and in my kommun this is partially determined by an entrance exam (see previous posts for details).
To pass there is another NP – I will post links to past test papers as soon as I find them, there are also excerises to complete, which again seem to vary kommun by kommun. (I downloaded one list which detailed 2 novel sized books, 2 pieces of coursework, spoken presentation and grammar knowledge for example).
If you have studied at folkuniversetet, I would liken the teaching style of SAS Grund to there – quite focussed on targets and on learning in a more linear sense – though more intense and more emphasis on group work still.
Any more questions, feel free to shoot – I’ve not yet passed the course, so this is by no means definitive!