Access to Nursing (SWAP)

Dundee and Angus College


Arbroath Campus, Gardyne Campus


This course is designed to prepare learners to enter Higher Education at HNC or degree level. It covers a variety of Higher level subjects comprising 18 credits (care related units and core skills), an externally marked project-based assessment and a voluntary placement element. Further information on SWAP programmes, including eligibility and possible progression routes, is available from the SWAP website at

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 including English or Level 5 Care programme. Written test.

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.

Progression Routes

HNC Healthcare Practice or HNC Social Services

Start Date



Access to FE/HE

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health and Social Care

SCQF Level