This course provides an opportunity for students who are returning to education to gain the university entrance qualifications required for Nursing.
All subjects will be taught and assessed as a continuous process, with no end-of-course examinations. A combination of workbooks, practical activities, and written assessments are used to assess the level of knowledge and understanding.
Students successfully completing this programme have articulated on to nursing degree programmes or HNC Health Care Practice or employment within the Care sector, joining the Health & Social Care career Community.
There are no formal entry requirements. Candidates should have little or no qualifications and be out of formal education in excess of 5 years. Candidates must be able to demonstrate sufficient life experience to support their SWAP Access to Nursing application with the aim to further their studies to degree level.
Participation at an information session, skills assessment and interview forms part of the selection criteria.
Please note: Your place on the course will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Scotland check in the form of an enhanced PVG.
Please note this is not an entry criteria for Midwifery
Students will be in college three/four days. The college day start at 9am and finishes at 4:15pm.
On this course you will study the care core units of Values and Principles, Social Influences and Human Development. Some other topics include Human Body, Human Physiological Processes, First Aid, Stress and Stress Management and you will also study core skills of Communications and Numeracy. A key element of the program is the Personal Development Portfolio where skills and qualities are expanded and tools given to support transition to progression.
After successful completion of the course you can progress to the degree in Nursing or HNC Health Care Practice.