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.
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.
No formal entry requirements. This course is for those who want to enter a degree programme in nursing and have been out of full-time education for at least three years, or 5 years if you already hold SCQF Level 6 or above qualifications. Entry subject to interview.
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.
On successful completion of the course, students can apply to adult, mental health or learning disability branches of nursing through UCAS.
Access to FE/HE