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SWAP University Access to Nursing

Campus Milton Road Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Campus Milton Road Campus Study mode Full time Start date 26/08/24 Duration 41 Weeks
Campus Sighthill Campus Study mode Full time Start date 26/08/24 Duration 41 Weeks

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Course overview

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
  • Numeracy
  • IT
  • Dementia
  • 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

Entry requirements

  • 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 Requirements

IELTS 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

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Milton Road Campus Full time 26/08/24 41 Weeks
Sighthill Campus Full time 26/08/24 41 Weeks

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