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  • Qualification

    Access to Higher Education

  • Location

    Scottish Borders Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    36 weeks

Course summary

COURSE INTRODUCTION

The programme is made up of national units at Higher level, Higher Human Biology Units and Higher Care. The range of subjects includes Social Influences, Human Development and Behaviour, Values and Principles in Care, Understanding Mental Health and Mental Illness. Students will also study Communication, Numeracy and ICT. There will also be external assessments for the National courses. The course also includes a care work placement. *Please note you may be allocated to a course called Access to Nursing/Higher Health/Higher Social Care – this will not affect your progression or your SQA award

QUALIFICATIONS

Higher Qualifications at SCQF Level 6

PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES

The course is suitable for applicants who wish to prepare for further studies in Health or Social Care, e.g. HNC Health Care at Borders College, or a Degree in Nursing Studies, or for those who wish to go directly into employment in health-related areas, e.g. as a Health Care Support Worker. Progression to Edinburgh Napier University: Students will be interviewed by Edinburgh Napier University in the Spring of the academic year. Successful completion of the interview and all units plus 1 Higher will allow progression to the first year of the Nursing Degree programme in one of the following: Adult Nursing, Mental Health Nursing or Learning Disability Nursing.

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Borders College

  • Campus address

    Borders College, Scottish Borders Campus, Nether Road, Galashiels, Scottish Borders, TD1 3HE, Scotland

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