SCQF Level 5
Health Professions & Social Services

Course Overview

If you are considering a career in Nursing but don't yet have the necessary entry requirements, this is the course for you.


You will attend college three days a week until June 2020 and get the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects including mental health, first aid, human body and medical terminology. You will also have the chance to brush up your numeracy and Communication skills.


If completed successfully, you will be considered for our University Access to Nursing course that starts in August 2020.


We have a partnership with Napier University where our University Access to Nursing students who are progressing well will be offered an interview for entry into Year 1 of their Nursing degree programme.


What You Will Learn

  • Human body
  • Introduction to First Aid
  • Understanding Mental Health
  • Medical Terminology 
  • Personal Development and Self Awareness
  • Social Influences
  • Numeracy 
  • Communication

Entry Requirements

  • You should have been out of formal education for at least three years
  • You should feel comfortable working at SCQF level 4 and have good communication skills as you are preparing to work with a wide range of people
  • Experience of working in a care setting is desirable


English Proficiency Requirements
  • 5.5
How the course is assessed

  • Presentations
  • Group work
  • Essays
  • Case Studies


Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements

  • You will be invited to a college information event to find out more about the course and participate in group activities

Progression And Articulation Routes

  • University Access to Nursing course 
  • Other Health and Social Care related Level 6 college courses

Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
  • Nursing and other Health and Social Care professions
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 3 days
Course Cost And Funding Options
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