Access to Nursing (incorporating SWAP) SQA Level 6

What is special about this course?

You will develop an awareness of the skills required when working with varying groups of clients.

This course is part of the Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP) and provides the skills and entry requirements you need to progress to Higher Education.

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 Enhanced Disclosure (PVG) check.

Candidates may require Occupational Health Screening prior to practice.

This is essentially the same course as the NC Health and Social Care. 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.

There may be an opportunity to study Higher 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

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

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.
  • Your personal statement should reflect any experience and commitment to working in this field.

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Apply for Access to Nursing (incorporating SWAP) SQA Level 6

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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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