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Healthcare students in class working on a resuscitation dummy
Anniesland Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Course Type
Short Full-Time
18 weeks (August - January)

Are skills and qualification gaps stopping you achieving your career ambitions?

Gateway to Healthcare is a short full-time course that focuses on achieving SCQF Level 4 qualifications in health care sector subjects and wider core and meta-skills.

This course prepares you to progress into First Steps to Care in January 2025.

What will I learn?

During this Gateway to Healthcare course, you will study:

  • SCQF Level 4 Healthcare sector qualifications
  • SCQF Level 4 Wellbeing award 
  • SCQF Level 4 Personal development: Working with others 
  • SCQF Level 4 Personal development: Self and work  
  • Preparing for success and further study 
  • Literacy Skills and Core Skills 

Entry requirements (minimum)

You will have an interview as part of the selection process which will concentrate on:

  • Readiness to study towards SCQF Level 4 qualifications
  • National 3, or equivalent in English and Numeracy
  • If English is not your first language, you should have ESOL Intermediate 1, ESOL National 4 (minimum of 2 units achieved) and IELTS 4.5
  • If you don't have formal qualifications but have relevant life and/or work experience, you are also invited to apply
  • An interview.

Please note: a numeracy and communications aptitude test will be requried if you cannot provide evidence of qualifications.

Entry requirement equivalency table 

If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Jobs and further study

You will be taught by vocational experts who will provide an insight into careers within the Health Care sector. 

You will receive career information, advice and guidance to support progression and submit applications. 

If you successfully complete this course, you are guaranteed an interview for progression to a January start course at Glasgow Clyde College. 

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 (remember to check your SPAM folder). 

Your application will be reviewed by the admissions team and you will either be: 

  • Made a direct offer (unconditional or conditional) 
  • Invited to book an interview session. You will also be asked to bring copies of current qualifications and proof of residency
  • Advised that your application is unsuccessful – you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you
  • We aim not to reject an application and if you don’t meet the entry requirements you may be referred to a different course or level.  

If you are invited to interview, you will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email within 14 working days. The outcome will be one of the following: 

  1. Unconditional offer of a place – you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your place
  2. Conditional offer of a place – your place is secured pending you meeting the entry requirements. This may mean achieving school or college qualifications which you may not be able to provide to us yet. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your conditional place. Once your conditions are met this will change to an unconditional offer of a place which you must accept before you can enrol on the course
  3. Waiting list – you have met all entry requirements, and have been interviewed however, the course is now full so you have been placed on a waiting list. If any spaces become available you may be contacted, usually around the course start date. We would advise that you also consider other application options
  4. Reserve listfollowing your interview, you have unfortunately not been successful in this round of recruitment. We have placed your name on a Reserve list and your application may be reconsidered at a later date. This could happen any time up to the start date of the course but it is very possible that you will not be offered a place. We would advise that you also consider other application options
  5. Unsuccessful – your interview has been unsuccessful. You may be offered a place on a course at a different level, or advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 

Once an offer is received, you must reply within 14 working days or risk losing your place, as the system will automatically decline your offer after 14 days. 

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent out instructions about student funding, joining instructions and induction date.  

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3104