Access to Nursing (SWAP)

Forth Valley College


Alloa Campus, Stirling Campus


Scottish Wider Access Programmes (SWAP) give opportunities to adults returning to study after a period of time away from education. These courses are specifically designed for adult returners who do not have the necessary qualifications to gain a place on an HN or a degree course at University. Successful completion of this programme will give you an opportunity to apply for Nursing at a number of Universities in Scotland. Adults with few or no qualifications will be considered.

This course has varied content with an emphasis on preparing students to transition on University or HNC. Content includes Communications, Numeracy and ICT. As well as Health Care units and Human Biology.

Entry Requirements

Adult returners with few or no formal qualifications will be considered. Applicants must have been out of f/time education for at least 3 years (for those whose highest qualification is level 5) or 5 years (for those who have Highers or other level 6 qualifications).

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level