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NQ ACCESS TO NURSING (SWAP)

  • Start date:   August 2021
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 6

NQ ACCESS TO NURSING (SWAP)

This course is a good option for those interested in the adult, mental health or learning disability branches of nursing (note: it is not suitable for other branches). It gives you the knowledge, core skills and confidence to progress on to a university course to study nursing. It is suitable for those who have not been in formal education for at least three years, or five years if you have Higher or equivalent qualifications.

 

Our SWAP courses help prepare you for university, with 97% of the students that progressed to university in 2018 successfully completing their first year. 

Read about Andrew Campbelton's West Lothian College experience here

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

  • ESOL

    What the course includes

    The course includes:

    • Medical terminology and Practical Skills
    • Caring for People with Dementia 
    • Social influences, values and principles
    • Human development and behaviour
    • Human biology units
    • Communication, numeracy and IT

Why choose this course

It allows you to progress to adult, mental health or learning disability branches of nursing through university.

Our SWAP courses help prepare you for university, with 97% of the students that progressed to university in 2018 successfully completing their first year. 

Entry requirements

  • No formal entry requirements
  • Some experience in care an advantage
  • You will need to be eligible for a PVG check
  • Must meet SWAP eligibility criteria (out of education for three years or five years if you have Higher or equivalent qualifications

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

  • Where it leads

    Education: Degree level study at University in adult, mental health, learning disability and child health nursing. Students can also access Podiatry at Queen Margaret University. Students will be supported to apply through UCAS. Previous students have gone on to study at institutions such including University of Stirling, University of Edinburgh, QMU, Edinburgh Napier and Robert Gordon University

Interview arrangements

You will require to meet the SWAP criteria for selection. https://www.scottishwideraccess.org/national-is-swap-for-me

As part of the interview process you will then be asked to complete an online written task. You will be sent a link to do this. We will make our selection based on your personal statement and the task, your qualifications will also be checked. If you are successful you will be invited to meet with your group either in person or online prior to the start of the course.

Fees, Finance & Funding

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds. Click here to find out more

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.