Welcome to the Health and Social Care Programs at our College, where your journey towards a fulfilling nursing career begins. Our excellent courses, including SWAP Access to Nursing and HNC Healthcare Practice, are tailored to guide you towards various university degrees in fields such as Adult, Child, Learning Disability, and Mental Health Nursing, as well as Paramedic Science. Additionally, exciting opportunities to progress into Podiatry and Occupational Therapy may be available.

For those aspiring to a career in Midwifery, our HNC program lays a solid foundation (additional independent study in Biology may be required).

The college hosts guest speakers from respected organisations like the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), various universities, and private care providers. These sessions provide invaluable insights into the latest trends and practices in healthcare, enriching the learning experience with real-world perspectives.

HNC students are given the opportunity to gain practical experience within our program. We offer placements with local employers and relevant organisations, such as the NHS. These opportunities allow students to apply their knowledge in real-world settings, gaining hands-on experience that is critical in the healthcare field.

We would like to invite applications from people who want to make a real difference to the lives of individuals, by offering care and support with compassion and empathy. It is important that all applicants are eligible for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council or Nursing and Midwifery Council and are not subject to any restrictions related to working in care under Protection of Vulnerable Groups Legislation

Our college prides itself on a distinguished reputation in health and social care education, recognised through prestigious awards from the College Development Network. This accolade highlights our innovative teaching approaches, particularly our use of advanced Virtual Reality technology.

Further enhancing your learning experience, the college is proud of our recently refurbished clinical simulation suite, providing state-of-the-art experiential learning. This hands-on approach ensures that our students are not only academically prepared but also practically skilled to excel in their chosen healthcare professions.

Embark on your journey towards a fulfilling career in healthcare with West Lothian College – where excellence meets opportunity.

Former student Hollie speaks about her time as a nursing student at West Lothian College in this video