Access to Nursing with ESOL (SWAP)

Glasgow Clyde College


Anniesland Campus, Cardonald Campus, Langside Campus


Access to Nursing with ESOL is run in partnership with Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP). It is designed to prepare adults returning to education where English is not their first language with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to allow progression to degree programmes in nursing or health-related fields, for example a paramedic degree, or to progress to further studies in related HNC programmes.

The course is accepted by partner universities in lieu of other entry qualifications. It also includes intensive guidance to develop confidence, core skills and aims to maximise the chance of successful progression to higher education.

Contents Include:
Foundations for care practice; The human body; Numeracy; Introduction to mental health; ESOL Level 6; Report and essay writing skills; Preparing for higher education; Other nursing / health / science related units.

Entry Requirements

National 5 ESOL. You should have been away from formal education for at least 3 years. You will be invited to attend an interview.

Progression Routes

Relevant HNC or degree programme.

Start Date



Access to FE/HE

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health Care

SCQF Level