Access to Nursing (SWAP)

South Lanarkshire College


Core units include: Problem solving; working with others; information technology; communication; numeracy for nurses.

Optional units may include: Care: human development and behaviour; Care: social influences; Mental health issues; HIV, Hep B/C infection; Stress and stress management; Human body of care support workers; Contemporary issues; Care: values and principles; Health promotion; Social welfare issues for carers; Introduction to counselling; Understanding the needs of the older person; Preparation for Higher Education.

Entry Requirements

You must be out of education for at least 5 years with no current entry requirements. Entry is based on interview and a satisfactory reference.

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

Relevant HNC or nursing degree

Start Date



Access to FE/HE

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health and Social Care

SCQF Level