Health and Social Care (Access to Nursing) (Level 6)

UHI Orkney


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; English, Biology or Human Biology preferred.

Progression Routes

There are many job and career opportunities in social care employment in public, private and voluntary agencies working with various service user groups.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health and Wellbeing

SCQF Level