Health Care (Access to Nursing (Level 6)

Orkney College UHI


Kirkwall, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


This Health Care full time course has been developed for students hoping to enter a career in Health Care and in particular Nursing.

This stimulating course provides students with the opportunity to study health and social care related subjects at Higher level.

Students enjoy a mixed course of theory and practice both in college and in a placement to suit their chosen specialism.

Access to Nursing courses are designed to enable students to gain the necessary qualifications to progress to university to study a degree in nursing. These courses are suitable for school leavers who require top up qualifications and for mature students who have been out of education for a while.

Entry Requirements

1 Higher; preferably English or Biology/Human Biology.

Progression Routes

Relevant SVQ or HNC

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

1 year


Health and Wellbeing

SCQF Level