Access to Nursing (incorporating SWAP)

UHI Shetland


Lerwick Campus


If you have decided on a career in nursing, this course is for you. You will be interviewed jointly by lecturers from Shetland College UHI and Robert Gordon University.

The following subjects are covered: Higher Human Biology, Higher Sociology, Higher Care, Child Protection, First Aid, Prevention of Infection, Literature 1, Communications, Numeracy, Information Technology, Team Working.

Entry Requirements

1 Higher in an English based subject, OR 4 subjects at National 5 including an English based subject. Interview.

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

Degree in Nursing.

Start Date



Access to FE/HE

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Health and Wellbeing

SCQF Level