Information
  • Location

    Paisley

  • Attendance

    Paisley
    Full time

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.

This course takes 1 year to complete running from January to June and resuming after the summer break - August to January.

You'll learn about:

  • Care: Values and Principles
  • Human Development and Behaviour
  • Social Influences
  • Literacy and Communication
  • Numeracy
  • Human Body/Anatomy
  • Dementia
  • First Aid
  • HIV and Hepatitis
  • Mental Health and Mental Illness
  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Preparation for Higher Education
  • 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.

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

    A personal statement on your application is mandatory for this course

    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 Care and Administrative Practice

    Or apply to a number of Nursing related degrees such as BSc Adult Nursing, BSc Mental Health and BSc Learning Disability

    SCQF

    6

    Programme Information

    Start Date: w/b 16 January 2023

    End Date: w/b 9 June 2023

    This course takes 1 year to complete running from January to June and resuming after the summer break - August to January.

    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.

    This course is currently full however please see our other January start courses in Clydebank and Greenock HERE

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