Health Care Students In Health Care Suite
Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
25 Aug 2020
Qualification Type
Course Type
2 years

Applications to this course are now closed.

This course is designed to provide you with not only the academic knowledge but also the vocational skills from a clinical placement within the NHS. This will prepare you for undergraduate degree programmes in Nursing, Health and other related fields. This qualification is also appropriate for those who wish to work at a Senior Health Care Support Worker level within a care or hospital setting.

This course is also delivered part-time on a Tuesday and Thursday evening over a 2 year period.


What will I learn?

  • Essential skills for care professionals
  • Graded unit
  • Individual pathways in health and social care
  • Learning through practice
  • Understanding personal and professional development
  • Physiology for care professionals
  • Principles of professional practice
  • Therapeutic relationships: understanding behaviour
  • Safe working practice for care
  • Sociology for care practice

Assessment is continuous with a mix of practical and theoretical assessements.

Employer and industry links

Placement provided by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board.
Input from Royal College of Nursing, Alzheimer’s Scotland and Allied Health Professions.

Articulation Routes

Selected students will have the opportunity to progress directly into year 2 of certain nursing degree programmes. This includes Glasgow Caledonian University, University of the West of Scotland and the University of Stirling.

Jobs and further study

  • You can progress to Year 1 of most undergraduate nursing degree programmes and to other allied health related courses or certain paramedic degree programmes at a range of universities (Depending on qualifications and experience)
  • This is a qualification that is recognised by the NHS so on completion you will be qualified to work at Senior Health Care Support Worker level.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Level 6 NC/NQ in a health or care-related area, or
  • SWAP Access to Nursing course, or
  • Two relevant Highers or equivalent, preferably including English
  • It would be preferable but not essential for candidates to have achieved National 5 Maths, or equivalent
  • Personal statement and two references submitted prior to interview
  • Completion of a successful interview and acceptable references
  • Applications are also invited from individuals with no formal qualifications but who have relevant life and/or work experience. In this case you will be required to undertake an entrance assessment and advantage will be given to those with relevant care experience
  • Successful applicants must complete a PVG Disclosure and undergo a health check. Please note, you may need to provide payment for htese and for a uniform.
  • Please note that due to the high demand for places, the specialist nature of the programme and placement requirements, not all candidates who meet the entry criteria will be called for interview.
  • If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Entry requirement equivalency table

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply:

You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and will be in contact as per the following stages:

  • The process will be by selection of applicants prior to interview. If you receive an invitation to come for an interview at Glasgow Clyde College we want to select applicants who show the potential to succeed academically and to become skilled and caring professionals. The interview process will consists of a group interview with questions and you will be expected to complete a numeracy/literacy paper. Please bring your qualifications, references and photographic identification with you
  • Two references, a personal statement and proof of qualifications should be supplied before interviews take place and must be supplied before an offer can be made
  • Interviews will take place within 4 weeks of applying, and no interviews will take place before February 21st
  • You will be informed of the outcome of the selection process within 4 weeks of the interview
  • Once an offer is received, you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place
  • If a place is unavailable at your campus of first choice, you may be offered a place at one of our other campuses and you must respond to this within the timescale above
  • Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information e.g. student funding, joining instructions and the induction date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6189