• Location



    Greenock Waterfront

  • Attendance

    Full time
    Full time
    Greenock Waterfront
    Full time
  • College Fees & Funding Options

Course overview

What will I learn?

If you would like to train as an adult, mental health, learning disability or child nurse but lack the necessary qualifications, this could be the course for you.

Access to Nursing is part of the Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP) and is specifically for people over the age of 21 who have been out of full-time education for at least 5 years. The course prepares adult returners for entry into Higher Education within college or university.

You'll learn about:

  • Human Body/Anatomy
  • Dementia
  • First Aid
  • HIV
  • Preparation for Higher Education
  • Communication
  • Numeracy
  • IT

    What qualifications do I need?

    There is no formal entry requirement, but you must have been out of formal education for at least five years and have the ability to work towards SCQF level 6. The course is not available to those with qualifications at SCQF L6, HNC, HND or degree level and we recommend you apply for another care course based on your qualifications and experience.

    For a place on the SWAP Access to Nursing course, you will need to attend an interview, and provide two references.

    A personal statement on your application is mandatory for this course.

    Although not required for this course, you must be eligible to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.

    What can I do after?

    After successfully completing this course, you will have the skills needed to get a role at support worker level.

    After successful completion of the course you can progress to the HNC Health Care Practice, or, apply to a number of Nursing related degrees such as BSc Adult Nursing, BSc Mental Health and BSc Learning Disability

    Please be aware that this course will not enable you to apply for Midwifery.



    Programme Information

    Start Date: w/b 29 August 2022

    End Date: w/b 9 June 2023

    Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19, this course will be delivered via a blended learning approach - which may include face-to-face learning on campus combined with remote learning off-campus and digital learning approaches.

    Our students go on to achieve great things

    Don't take our word for it, read what they say.

    Richard Myczko now at University

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