Scottish Borders Campus
This HNC provides the first year of Nursing training and/or can be seen as a stand-alone qualification that offers a range of possible progression routes to degrees or education for Professions Allied to Medicine. The subject areas include Physiology for Care Professionals, Principles of Professional Practice, Safe Working Practice for Care and Individual Pathways in Health and Social Care.
Full-time placement work is allocated in 3 separate blocks throughout the academic year.
2 Highers including Biology or Human Biology; or Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services and Healthcare or Social Services (Children and Young People) plus Higher Biology. Entry subject to interview and health screening.
You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.
Successful students may apply to enter into the 2nd year of a Nursing Degree at Edinburgh Napier University and Queen Margaret University. The HNC also provides for a wide range of possible progression routes to degrees in Dietetics, Physiotherapy or Social Sciences. Students may opt to apply for a job in Health Care with a recognised qualification.
Care and Education