What is special about this course?
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.
4 passes at National 5, one must be an English based subject.
Or, 4 Intermediate 2 passes (A - C), one must be an English based subject.
Or, 1 English based Higher.
Mature students will be considered without these qualifications if they can demonstrate ability to work at the required level.
You will be required to provide a referee on application and complete a Protecting Vulnerable Groups check before commencing this course.
All applicants will be interviewed.
This course incorporates the National Certificate in Health & Social Care (Level 6).
The following subjects are covered:
- Higher Human Biology
- Higher Sociology
- Higher Care
- Child Protection
- First Aid
- Prevention of Infection
- Literature 1
- Information Technology
- Team Working
Students interested in working with children may study Higher Early Education and Childcare instead of Higher Sociology.
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
You will study full-time at Shetland College UHI, Lerwick and have relevant work experience with NHS Shetland.
The course will be taught with short internet-supported lectures, group discussions, individual exercises and personal study.
How long will my course last?
One year (9.15am to 4.00pm) plus six hours study per week.
Where can I study my course?
For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.
Most full-time students will have their fees paid.
Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.
For more information see the funding page.
What can I do on completion of my course?
Academic: You could progress to a BA in Nursing, subject to occupational health screening.
Employment/Career: This qualification will help you pursue a career in social care.
Former students have: Gone on to study nursing at university.
Is there more information available online?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.