Access To Nursing SQA Level 6

What is special about this course?

To apply for Access to Nursing, you must have been out of education for more than five years and your personal statement should reflect any experience and commitment to working in this field.

This is essentially the same course as the NC Health and Social Cre. It aims to equip you with a thorough knowledge of human growth and development. Through theoretical study and placement the skills required to work in health and social care settings will be enhanced. This course builds the foundations to a career in either nursing, health or social care.

Entry requirements

To apply for this course you must have been out of education for 5 or more years: You must demonstrate in your personal statement experience and commitment to working in this field.

All candidates are interviewed, and their core skills are assessed at this point, including English and Numeracy.

All candidates have to complete an Enghanced Disclosure (PVG) check.

In this course students will develop and awareness of the skills required when working with varying groups of clients and also how to become a valued member of a care team. This is a practical course where the theoretical practice compliments the work placement.

There may be an opportunity to study 1 Higher within the course (Care).

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

How long will my course last?

1 Years

1 year full time

2 years part time

How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment throughout each unit.

Where can I study my course?

  • Inverness Campus

Start date


How much will my course cost?

For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Nurse education, Paramedic education, further studies in Allied Health Professions
  • HNC Social Care, HNC Care and Administrative Practice and thereafter possibly BA (Hons) Child & Youth Studies or BA Health Studies
  • Employment in a health/care environment.

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Access To Nursing SQA Level 6

I want to start in 2018/19

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Inverness College UHI. Inverness College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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