SWAP Access to Nursing

Course Content

This course offers an opportunity for adults returning to study after a period out of formal education. If you are an adult returner who does not meet the entry requirements for a place on an HNC or a university degree, successfully completing the SWAP Access to Nursing course can provide a route to gaining the required entry requirements.

Further information on SWAP programmes, including eligibility and possible progression routes, is available from the SWAP website at http://www.scottishwideraccess.org.

Entry Requirements

This course is open to adults who have been out of education for at least three years (or five years if you have Highers).

To learn more about eligibility criteria, visit the SWAP website at https://scottishwideraccess.org/east.

We will select candidates based on their satisfactory personal statements, qualifications, and written exercise. Even if applicants have few or no formal qualifications, we will consider their personal statements and written exercises to make a decision. We will review each applicant individually.

Method of Assessment

Assessment methods include class activities, written reports, essays and an exam.

Future Prospects

Completion of all units, a good attendance record and a positive reference may allow learners to progress to higher education such as HNC Healthcare Practice or HNC Social Services.

Please note for SWAP learners this course may lead to degree courses in adult, mental health and learning disability nursing or Children's Nursing at RGU.

This course will not lead to Midwifery.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Arbroath Campus

  • Start Date

    26 Aug 2024

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Health & Social Care

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page
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