SWAP University Access to Nursing
Milton Road Campus
Qualification SCQF Level 6
Study mode Full time
Duration 41 weeks
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Scottish Wider Access Programmes (SWAP), are for adults who have few or no formal qualifications and who have been out of full-time education for at least three years (five years if you have Highers or an HN).
This course is specifically designed for those who, after a period away from formal education, want to return and progress into degree-level study.
Successful completion can lead you to a place on an HNC or degree course at a college or university in the east of Scotland (for more information about SWAP and progression options, visit the SWAP East website
This is a competitive course and you will need to attend an interview. It is therefore very important that you take time to consider what you write in your personal statement and that you demonstrate to us your reasons for applying and wanting to become a nurse as well as any relevant work experience that you have.
What you will learn
- You will study the following subjects on the course:
- Communications 4
- Literature 1
- Higher Care (Human Development and Behaviour, Social Influences and Values and Principles)
- Higher Human Biology
- Prevention of Infection
How the course is assessed
- This course is assessed by essays, reports and SQA National Assessments.
Number of days per week
- 4 days per week
- You must have been out of formal education for more than three years or 5 years if you have a Higher or HN qualification
- Experience of working in a care setting is desirable but not essential
- A positive attitude, good communication skills and a genuine interest in nursing
- A good level of general education would be desirable
- A personal statement that demonstrates to us your reasons for applying for the course, wanting to become a nurse and also the relevance of any work experience that you have
Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements
- You will be invited for an interview where you will be asked to do a written piece of work.
English Proficiency RequirementsIELTS 5.5
Progression and Articulation Routes
- Universities across Scotland offer courses in Adult, Mental Health or Learning Disabilities and Child Nursing
- Please note that this course will not give you access to Midwifery
- Please visit the SWAP East website's progression service
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Funding & Fees
When you are thinking about starting college, one of the most important things to consider is funding and how you intend to pay for some of the costs that come with being a student.
If you are thinking about applying for a course at Edinburgh College we have provided a number of resources to guide you smoothly through this process.