When to apply
Age
Education requirements
UKCC minimum requirements
SQA modules
Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP) - for mature applicants
UKCC Education Tests (DC)
Applicants from Republic of Ireland (Eire)
Applicants educated outside the United Kingdom
Interviews
Health


This section explains in detail the minimum entry requirements for courses.
You must meet the following requirements in order for your application to be processed.


Applicants must:-
  • be 16 years of age or over
  • have the minimum entry requirements as set by the UKCC
  • meet the minimum educational requirements as laid down by the institution of their choice

(NOTE - When CATCH determines whether or not applicants meet the
requirements, no account is taken of examinations or examination results
which are pending)

  • check that their chosen institution(s) offers the course they wish to undertake
  • check that the location and facilities of the institution(s) meet their personal requirements

(NOTE - Applicants who are accepted for a course in a Higher Education Institution will normally be expected to complete the course in that institution. Careful selection of course and institution is vital)

WHEN TO APPLY

CATCH maintains information on all courses which begin within the following 12 months. A number of Higher Education Institutions do not interview applicants more than 12 months before the start date and you should take this into consideration before submitting your form. Please keep your form until you can meet all the entry requirements. Applicants who do not meet all the requirements will NOT be processed and will be required to make a fresh application when the entry requirements are met.

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AGE

You may enter a course provided you are aged 17 years on the first day of the course.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

The UKCC specifies the minimum educational entry requirements. The UKCC does not specify any particular subjects for nursing courses. It does specify, however, that applicants to midwifery programmes must have passes in English and a Science subject.

Each Higher Education Institution sets its own entry requirements which may be more than the UKCC minimum. You can find these later in the Guide under the heading "Minimum Entry Requirements". When choosing an institution you must ensure that you meet their requirements or your application will not be processed.

The Higher Education Institutions' selection procedures ensure that all students selected for a course are literate, numerate and able to communicate in written and spoken English. Students need to have achieved an educational level which allows them to meet all the demands - educational and practical - of the course.

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UKCC MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

NURSING COURSES
The minimum educational requirements for entry to training are 5 points (with at least 3 subjects) from the following list of qualifications. In the calculation of points, each award passed at a different level may be counted but not two awards in the same subject at the same level:

1 point -

  • Standard or Ordinary Grade (grade 1,2 or 3) or (band A,B or C) in the Scottish Certificate of Education;
  • selected SQA/SCOTVEC modules which are equivalent to Ordinary or Standard awards
  • Higher Grade (band D) in the Scottish Certificate of Education;
  • Intermediate 2 (Grade A-C) in the National Qualification awarded by SQA;
  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (grade A,B or C) of England, Wales and Northern Ireland;
  • Ordinary Level (grade A,B or C) in the General Certificate of Education of England, Wales and Northern Ireland;
  • Grade 1 in the Certificate of Secondary Education;
  • Northern Ireland Grammar School Senior Certificate of Education

2 points -

  • Higher Grade (band A,B or C) in the Scottish Certificate of Education or National Qualification awarded by SQA;
  • selected SQA or SCOTVEC modules which are equivalent to Higher awards

2.5 points -

  • Advanced Higher in the National Qualification awarded by the SQA;
  • Certificate of Sixth Year Studies in the Scottish Certificate of Education;
  • Advanced Level (grade A-E) in the General Certificate of Education of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

5 points -

  • a specified pass standard in an Education Test approved by the UKCC, eg DC Education Test Series (DC1, DC2 and DC3). Information about this test is listed at the end of this section;
  • the UKCC approved package of SQA/SCOTVEC modules;
  • a degree or Diploma of Higher Education awarded by a University or Higher Education Institution in the United Kingdom;
  • the full European or International Baccalaureate;
  • a Higher National Certificate or Higher National Diploma;
  • a National Certificate or National Diploma (not SQA/SCOTVEC);
  • a Certificate or diploma awarded by NNEB or SNNB from 1985 (including Diploma in Post-Qualifying Studies);
  • a vocational qualification at Advanced Level, Level 3 or 2 (GNVQ, SVQ or GSVQ) and SQA Scottish Group Awards at Advance Higher, Higher or Intermediate 2 (or equivalent awarded by a Nationally approved body);
  • Access to Higher Education courses bearing the Quality Assurance Agency's kitemark;
  • the Enrolled Nurse qualification, provided the applicant is registered on the appropriate part of the Professional Register, the course was not less than 18 months and the applicant has practised for a minimum period of 1 year full time (or equivalent part-time). NOT acceptable for midwifery programmes.

The UKCC permits the use of a combination of qualifications to meet the minimum entry requirements. It is not possible to list all acceptable qualifications in this Guide as they often require individual consideration by the UKCC (eg Access to Higher Education Programmes). If you wish further advice about your qualifications please contact the CATCH Unit.

MIDWIFERY PROGRAMMES
There is now an opportunity for those without a previous nursing qualification to apply for a midwifery programme which lasts three years and leads to registration as a midwife. The minimum requirements for entry to this programme are the same as for the nursing courses but in addition applicants must have a pass in English and a Science subject.   (Please note that the Enrolled Nurse qualification is not accepted for entry to the midwifery programme. Enrolled Nurses are required to meet the educational entry requirements.)

SHORTENED COURSE FOR GRADUATES
Candidates for this course must hold a degree which includes a subject relevant to nursing. You must have studied this subject for a minimum of one year. Degrees awarded by Institutions outwith the EU will be considered on an individual basis.

CONVERSION COURSES
The minimum requirement for entry to a conversion course is registration on the Professional Register. All applicants must be registered prior to application.

PRE-REGISTRATION MIDWIFERY PROGRAMMES (SHORTENED)
The minimum requirement for entry to a shortened midwifery programme is registration on Part 1 (RGN) or Part 12 (RN) of the Professional Register. All applicants must be registered prior to application

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SQA MODULES

SQA PACKAGE
The UKCC has approved certain groups of Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) National Certificate modules which may be accepted as a package for entry to courses. The UKCC/SQA (formerly SCOTVEC) package is shown below.

The group qualification comprises a selection of at least 12 full modules from the package. One module should be completed from Section A, two modules each from Sections B,C,D and E and the remaining three modules may be taken from any section.

Applicants must have passed all 12 modules before applying to CATCH. If the application is returned before receipt of the official results from SQA you must enclose a letter from your course tutor to confirm that you have passed all 12 modules.

Two half modules may be accepted as the equivalent of one full module and a double module may be accepted as the equivalent of two full modules. (NOTE - Standard or Higher Grades etc cannot be used in place of modules in the Package).

Abbreviations are used as follows:

  • hm - half module
  • fm - full module
  • fhm - one and half modules
  • dm - double module


SECTION A: COMMUNICATION

REF. NO.

ACCEPTABLE SUPERSEDED MODULES

Communication 3 EE3T11 (fm) 7110045 (fm); 7110041 (fm); 7010040 (fm); 91003 (fm); 61003 (fm)
Communication 4 EE3T12(dm) 7110055 (dm); 7110051 (dm);7010050 (dm); 91004 (dm); 61004 (dm)

 

SECTION B: NUMERACY AND COMPUTING

REF. NO.

ACCEPTABLE SUPERSEDED MODULES

Mathematics: Business Numeracy E94110(fm) 81053 (fm); 61053 (fm)
Core Mathematics: 2

OR

Core Mathematics: 3

OR

Core Mathematics 4

E9XD10(fm)

 

D11T10(fm)

 

D11V11(fm)

7180311 (fm)

 

7180321 (fm); 81057 (fm); 61057 (fm)

7180331(fm)

Introduction to Computer Application Packages

OR

Any one of the following:

Information Technology (2)

Computer Application Software (Data)

Computer Application Software (Number)

Computer Application Software (Text)

Computer Application Software (Graphics)

E94610(fm)

 

 

D01D11(fm)

D16C11(fm)

D96711(fm)

D96811(fm)

D96611(fm)

81095 (fm)

 

 

8111015(fm)

8110065 (fm)

8110085 (fm)

8110095 (fm)

8110075 (fm)

Introduction to Computers

OR

Information Systems

E94409(fm)

 

EB0L10(fm)

81091 (fm); 71091 (fm); 61091 (fm)

 

8110032 (fm); 61107 (fm)

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SECTION C: SCIENCE

REF. NO.

ACCEPTABLE SUPERSEDED MODULES

Introducing Mechanics

Introducing Electricity

Introducing Radioactivity

Introducing Waves and Optics

Introducing Heat

EA3T11(fm)

EA3R11(fm)

EA3S11(hm)

EA3V11(hm)

EA3P11(hm)

3171031 (fm) }

3171011 (fm)}

3171021 (hm)} 89030 (fm); 69030

69030 (fm)

3171041 (hm)}

3171001 (hm)}

Science in Context 2 D94011(fm) 3161111 (fm)
Introducing Science Investigation Skills D0RE10(hm) 3161121 (hm); 89013 (fhm)
Science Practical Skills D94210(hm) 3161131 (hm); 69031 (fm)
Introduction to Chemistry

Introducing Quantitative Chemistry

Introducing Metals and Electrochemistry

Introducing Petrochemicals and Fertiliser Chemistry

EB7511(fm)

EB7611(hm)

EA4311(hm)

EA4411(fm)

3181213 (fm); 3181001 (fm); 69050(fm)

3181313 (hm); 3181011 (hm)

3181021 (hm)

3181031 (fm)

Introducing Biological Cells

 

Introducing Reproduction and Inheritance

EB3411(fm)

 

D13G11(hm)

7310102 (fm); } 7310011 (hm)}

} 7310021 (hm)}

7310143 (hm); } 7310031 (hm)} 69070(fm)

} 7310041 (hm)}

The Human Body D13F10(fm) 7310133 (fm); 7310051 (fm); 69071 (fm)
Causes and Prevention of Disease D13E10(fm) 7310091 (fm)

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SECTION D: SOCIAL SCIENCES

REF. NO.

ACCEPTABLE SUPERSEDED MODULES

Basic Applications of Behavioural Science D0VP12(fm) 6110310 (fm); 61133 (fm)
Social Welfare Issues for Carers

OR

Welfare Provision in Scotland

OR

Development of Welfare Services

EF4M04(fm)

 

D0Y412(fm)

 

D0Y312(fm)

7140186 (fm)

 

92510 (fm); 62504 (dm)

 

92511 (fm)

Community Care in Scotland

OR

Provision of Community Care

EC0A04(fm)

 

E8RH04(hm)

7141443 (fm)

 

76090 (hm); 66090 (hm)

Provision of Care EB0D11(fm) 7141501 (fm); 76091 (hm); 66091 (hm); 76092 (hm); 66092 (hm)
Any ONE of the following:

Introduction to Human Development:Infancy to Old Age

Human Development: 0-Puberty

 

Human Development: The Adolescent

Human Development: The Older Adult in Need of Care

 

E9NS04(fhm)

E9D811(fm)

 

E9NN04(fm)

E9NR04(fm)*

 

7140800 (fhm)

96026 (fm); 76026 (fm); 66026 (fm)

7140840 (fm)

7140830 (fm); 86028 (fm); 66028 (fm)

Caring for People: Introduction

OR

The Helping Relationship: An Introduction

E8RN04(dm)

 

EF4Y11(fm)

76100 (dm); 66100 (dm)

 

7140056 (fm); 76101 (fhm); 66101 (fm)

Family Structures and Roles in a Changing Society D10V11(fm) 7140096 (fm); 76013 (fm); 66013 (hm)
Stress and Stress Management D10Y12(fm) 7140166 (fm); 66030 (fm)
Special Needs and Support Services D11B11(fm) 7140196 (fm); 66032 (fm)
The Family, the Community and the Child 0-8 Years E8RE04(dm)* 76070 (dm); 66070 (dm)
Introduction to Counselling EF4J11(fm) 7330006 (fm); 76094 (fm)
Child Development: An Introduction

Practical Skills for Carers

Working as a Team in a Care Setting

ED2L12(fhm)

D10W12(dm)

EF4X04(fm)*

7260204 (fhm)

7140106 (dm)

7140146 (fm)

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SECTION E: PERSONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

REF. NO.

ACCEPTABLE SUPERSEDED MODULES

Interviewing Skills D0VR12(fm) 6110410 (fm); 61013 (fm)
Any ONE of the following:

Religion and Morality

Philosophy and Morality

Religion and Community

 

E9YB11(fm)

E9WY11(fm)

E9Y811(fm)

 

7171031 (fm); 61031 (fm)

7176031 (fm); 61033 (fm)

7171021 (fm)

Local Investigations 2

OR

Local Investigations 3

D36J11(fm)

 

D36J12(fm)

7350595 (fm); 81213 (fm)

 

7350605(fm); 81214 (fm)

Leadership and Motivation at Work D0VS12(fm) 6110546 (fm); 6110540 (fm); 61134 (fm)
Community Involvement 2

OR

Community Involvement 3

E94C10(fm)

 

E94C11(dm)

81204 (fm)

 

81205 (dm)

Personal Well-being and Exercise D0VF11(fm) 5170005 (fm); 80001 (fm)
Health Choices 1

OR

Health Choices 2

D0MN09(fm)

 

D0MN10(fm)

81226 (fm)

 

81227 (fm)

Investigation into Consumer Issues EB4C04(hm) 7351763 (hm); 61181 (hm)
Contemporary Issues 2

OR

Contemporary Issues 3

EE3610(fm)

 

EE3711(fm)

7350675 (fm); 81216 (fm)

 

7350685 (fm); 81217 (fm)

Roles and Behaviour 2 EA2011(fm) 7350820 (fm); 81220 (fm); 61186 (hm)
Introduction to Legal Rights, Obligations & Processes

OR

People and Politics

D0WD11(fm)

 

E95J04(fm)

6150066 (fm); 92350 (fm); 62350 (fm)

 

82500 (fm); 62500 (fm)

Consumer Studies D0SG11(fm) 5120057 (fm); 5120051(fm); 93103 (fm); 63103 (fm)
Committee Skills E95L11(fm) 82503 (fm); 62503 (fm)
Nutrition and Menu Planning E9P111(fm) 7150520 (fm); 86002 (fm); 76002 (fm); 66002(fm)

* Modules which may not be offered in the future

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SQA MODULES EQUIVALENT TO STANDARD GRADES

The following individual or groups of SQA National Certificate modules are approved by the United Kingdom Central Council as equivalents to Standard Grade (level 3 or better) in the Scottish Certificate of Education for entry to pre-registration nursing and midwifery programmes.

MODULE TITLE

REF. NO.

ACCEPTABLE SUPERSEDED MODULE

STANDARD   GRADE

Accounting 1 E9BK04(fm)* 92253; 62253

Accounting and Finance

Colour: Introduction

Two Dimensional Design: Basic Skills

Drawing Skills: Line & Tone Techniques 1

Drawing Skills: Analytical Drawing 1

Drawing Skills: Figure Life Drawing 1

Painting Techniques: Water Based

Screen Process Printing: Introduction

D94511(fm)

D95911(fm)

D95111(fm)

D94711(fm)

D94811(fm)

E7P012(fm)

D95712(fm)

61700

61702

61718

61720

61722

61823

67905

Art and Design

Mathematics: Business Numeracy E94110(fm) 81053; 61053

Arithmetic

Introducing Biological Cells

 

Introducing Reproduction and Inheritance

 

The Human Body

EB3411(fm)

 

D13G11(hm)

 

D13F10(fm)

7310102; } 7310011 }

} 7310021 }

7310143; } 7310031 } 69070

} 7310041 } 69071

7310133; } 7310051 }

Biology

Introduction to Chemistry

Introducing Quantitative Chemistry

OR

Interpreting Chemical Reactions

Introducing Metals and Electrochemistry

Intro Petrochemicals & Fertiliser Chem

EB7511(fm)

EB7611(hm)

 

EA4612(fm)

EA4311(hm)

EA4411(fm)

3181213; 3181001 }

3181313; 3181011 }

}

3181111; } 69050

3181021}

3181031}

Chemistry

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MODULE TITLE

REF. NO.

ACCEPTABLE SUPERSEDED MODULE

STANDARD   GRADE

Introduction to Computer Hardware:
Practitioners

Introduction to Computer Software:
Operation and Maintenance

Introduction to Computer Application
Packages

OR

Information Technology(2)

Introduction to Computer Programming:
Practitioners

 

Computer Systems in Business and Industry

EB4N11(fm)

 

EB2811(fm)

E94610(fm)

 

D01D11(fm)

EB4V11(fm)

 

 

E99Y04(hm)

8112043; 8112042; 71092; 61092

8110042; 81093; 71093; 61093

81095; 61095

 

811015

8112122; 91111 - 91115

71111 - 71115

61111 - 61115

91127; 61105

Computing

Economic Structure of Industry

Economics of the Market

Contemporary Macro Economic Issues

D0VT11(fm)

E9KJ04(fm)

E9KL04(fm)

6120110; 62200 & 62204

6120120; 62201

6120220; 62203

Economics

Communications 3 EE3T11(fm) 7110045; 7110041; 7010040; 91003; 61003

English

EITHER

Cartography 1: Introduction

Local Investigations 1

Rural Land Use

Local Environment

OR

Introduction to People & the Environment

Plus any two of the following:

People & the Environment: British Isles

People & the Environment: Europe/EC

People & the Environment: Option Country

People & the Environment: Scotland

People & the Environment: The World

 

E85204(hm)

D36J11(fm)

E8A810(hm)

EE8A11(fm)

 

EA1H10(fm)

 

EA1J11(fm)

EA1K11(fm)

EA1L11(fm)

EA1M11(fm)

EA1N11(fm)

 

65557

7350585; 81212

68008

1110126; 68009

 

7175010

 

7175020

7175030

7175040

7175050

7175060

Geography

Introduction to People and the Past

Plus any two of the following:

People & the Past: Scottish Society

People & the Past: British Society

People & the Past: European/EC Society

People & the Past: Global Society

People & the Past: Optional Society

E9PA10(fm)

 

E9PL11(fm)

E9PG11(fm)

E9PH11(fm)

E9PJ11(fm)

E9PK11(fm)

91457

 

91458

91459

91460

91461

91462

History

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MODULE TITLE

REF. NO.

ACCEPTABLE SUPERSEDED MODULE

STANDARD GRADE

Colour: Introduction

Introduction to Textile Fibres

Textile Fibres

Practical Fabric Skills

Plus any two of the following:

Care of Clothes and Textiles

First Aid Measures

Investigation into Consumer Issues

PSD: Accident & Emergency Procedures

Personal Presentation A

D94511(fm)

E88E09(hm)

B88X04(hm)*

E9P210(fm)

 

E87T04(hm)

D11E12(fm)

EB4C04(hm)

E9F511(hm)

D0TY10(hm)

61700

67814

67815

7150610; 66072

 

67106

96003; 61179

7351763; 61181

91180; 61179

5150014; 63301

Home Economics

(Fabric and Fashion)

Introduction to Food Preparation
Techniques

Organisation of Practical Skills 2

Nutrition and Menu Planning

Plus any two of the following:

Care of Clothes and Textiles

First Aid Measures

Investigation into Consumer Issues

PSD: Accident & Emergency Procedures

Personal Presentation A

EF0J10(fm)

D0TJ10(fm)

E9P111(fm)

 

E87T04(hm)

D11E12(fm)

EB4C04(hm)

E9F511(hm)

D0TY10(hm)

97499; 67599

97652; 67652

7150520; 86002; 76002; 66002


67106

96003; 61179

7351763; 61181

91180; 61179

5150014; 63301

Home Economics

(Food and Nutrition)

Core Mathematics 3

OR

Core Mathematics 4

D11T10(fm)

 

D11V11(fm)

7180321; 81057; 61057


7180331

Mathematics

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MODULE TITLE

REF. NO.

ACCEPTABLE SUPERSEDED MODULE

STANDARD GRADE

EITHER

The Individual in Industry and Work

People and Politics

Family Structures and Roles in a
Changing Society

Contemporary Issues 1

OR

Introduction to People & Politics OR

Introduction to People and Society

Plus any two of the following:

People & Politics: Scottish Society

People & Politics: British Society

People & Politics: European/EC Society

People & Politics: Global Society

People & Politics: Optional Society

People and Society: Scottish Society

People and Society: British Society

People and Society: European/EC Society

People and Society: Global Society

The context chosen for study must cover both "People and Politics" and "People and Society"

 

E9NF10(fm)

E95J04(fm)

D10V11(fm)

EE3509(fm)

 

EE7H10(fm)

E9GG10(fm)

 

EE7N11(fm)

EE7J11(fm)

EE7K11(fm)

EE7L11(fm)

EE7M11(fm)

E9GH11(fm)

E9GJ11(fm)

E9GK11(fm)

E9GL11(fm)

 

6120010; 61144

82500; 62500

7140096; 76013; 66013

7350665; 81215

 

7170005; 91463

91485

 

7170055; 91464

7170015; 91465

7170025; 91466

7170035; 91467

7170045; 91468

91486

91487

91488

91489

 

Modern Studies

Three full modules from:

Introducing Mechanics

Introducing Electricity

Introducing Radioactivity

Introducing Waves and Optics

Introducing Heat

 

EA3T11(fm)

EA3R11(fm)

EA3S11(hm)

EA3V11(hm)

EA3P11(hm)

 

3171031}

3171011}

3171021}89030

3171041}

3171001}

Physics

Introduction to Religion

Plus any two of the following:

Religion and Community

Religion and Morality

Religion and Politics

Religion and Society: Optional Religion

E9Y910(fm)

 

E9Y811(fm)

E9YB11(fm)

E9YA11(fm)

EB2711(fm)

7171011

 

7171021

7171031

7171041

7171052

Religious

Studies

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MODULE TITLE

REF. NO.

ACCEPTABLE SUPERSEDED MODULE

STANDARD GRADE

Science Practical Skills

Science in Context 2

Introducing Science Investigation Skills

D94210(hm)

D94011(fm)

D0RE10(hm)

3161131}69031

3161111}89013

3161121}

Science

EITHER

Text processing 3


Audio Typewriting

Handling Business Documents

Working in an Office

OR

Administrative Support 1

Information Tech: Office Applications 1

Methods of Payment

Word Processing 3

Producing Text from Recorded Material

 

B8ER04(fm)*


B8EX04(fm)*

EA1D04(fm)*

EA5J04(fm)*

 

EE4J10(fm)

EE4L10(fm)

EA1E04(fm)

D93111(fm)

D0X811(fm)

 

6180041;6180040;72109; 62109

6180111;6180110;72113; 62113

6170061; 6170060; 62101

6171011; 62100

6170015

6170385

6170071

6180405

6181025

Secretarial Studies

Certificate in Health Studies

A Certificate in Health Studies, awarded by the former Scottish Technical Education Council (SCOTEC), or a selection of SCOTVEC National Certificate modules, formerly endorsed as being equivalent to a former SCOTEC Certificate in Health Studies, may be accepted in lieu of three subjects passed in the Scottish Certificate of Education Ordinary Grade, band C or better or Standard Grade, grade 3 or better.

* Modules which may not be offered in the future.

SQA MODULES EQUIVALENT TO HIGHER GRADES

The following individual or groups of SQA National Certificate modules are approved by the United Kingdom Central Council as equivalents to Higher Grade, (band A, B or C) in the Scottish Certificate of Education for entry to pre-registration nursing and midwifery programmes. 

MODULE TITLE

REF. NO.

ACCEPTABLE SUPERSEDED MODULE

SCE HIGHER GRADE

Accounting 2

Costing 3

E9BL04(fm)*

B8BT04(fm)*

92254; 62254

82302; 62302

Accounting

Cell Biochemistry

Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis

Genetics

Plant Physiological Processes

D13M12(fm)

D13L12(hm)

D13N12(hm)

D13P12(fm)

7311021; 69072

7311011; 69073

7311041; 69078

7311051; 69077

Biology

Using Avogadro's Constant and the
Periodic table

Interpreting Chemical Reactions

The Nature of Organic Compounds

Experimental Procedures : Chemistry

EA4512(fm)

EA4612(fm)

EA4712(fm)

D93512(fm)

3181101; 89051

3181111; 89052

3181121; 89053

3161271; 89062

Chemistry

Communications 4 EE3T12(dm) 7110055; 7110051; 7010050; 91004; 61004

English

Language 4: French ED2X12(dm) 7340934; 7340931; 91396; 61421

French

EITHER

Cartography 1: Introduction

Recreational Use of Forests

Landscape 1: The Natural Environment

Landscape 2: Human Impact

Applying the Principles of Urban Planning

Townscape 2: Field Study

OR

People and the Environment: The World

Practical Investigation in the Social
Sciences: People and the Environment

Plus one of the following:

People and the Environment: British Isles

People and the Environment: Europe/EC

 

E85204(hm)

E8CP12(fm)

E86T11(hm)

E86V12(fm)

EC8112(fm)

E86W11(hm)

 

EA1N11(fm)

EA1S12(fm)


EA1J11(fm)

EA1K11(fm)

 

65557

68293

65679

65680

4350023; 65681

65682

 

7175060

7175070

 


7175020

7175030

Geography

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MODULE TITLE

REF. NO.

ACCEPTABLE SUPERSEDED MODULE

SCE HIGHER GRADE

Language 4: German ED3012(dm) 7340954; 7340951; 91398; 61422

German

People and the Past: Scottish Society

OR

People and the Past: British Society

Plus any one of the following:

People & the Past: European/EC Society

People and the Past: Global Society

People and the Past: Optional Society

Plus

Practical Investigation in the Social
Sciences: People and the Past

E9PL11(fm)

 

E9PG11(fm)

 

E9PH11(fm)

E9PJ11(fm)

E9PK11(fm)

 

EA1R12(fm)

91458

 

91459

 

91460

91461

91462

 

7174070

History

Consumer Studies

Textile Materials

Fashion Design: General Principles 1

Problem Solving in Home Economics

D0SG11(fm)

B88Y04(fm)*

D0HV11(fm)

E9P311(dm)

5120057; 5120051;93103; 63103

67816

61800

7150560; 69020

Home Economics

(Fabric and Fashion)

Consumer Studies

Safe Hygiene Practices

Problem Solving in Home Economics

Nutrition and Health

Plus any one of the following:

Creative Cookery 1

Food Poisoning

Food Additives

D0SG11(fm)

E87P04(hm)

E9P311(dm)

D11K12(fm)

 

D0TH11(hm)

D0L712(hm)

D0L511(hm)

5120057; 5120051;93103; 63103

67103

7150560; 69020

7150540; 76063; 66063

 

5130296; 97605;67605

77441; 67441

77430; 67430

Home Economics

(Food and Nutrition)

Cell Biochemistry

Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis

Genetics

Human Physiological Processes

Foetal Development and Human Growth

D13M12(fm)

D13L12(hm)

D13N12(hm)

D13K12(fhm)

EA4J12(hm)

7311021

7311011

7311041

7311001

7311031

Human Biology

Language 4: Italian ED3112(dm) 7340964; 7340961; 91399; 61423

Italian

Mathematics: Analysis/Algebra 1

Mathematics: Analysis/Algebra 2

Plus

Mathematics: Calculus 1

OR

Mathematics: Calculus 1(A) and

Mathematics: Calculus 1 (B)

D11W11(fm)

ED5112(fm)

 

ED5012(fm)

 

EE3X12*

B8BC04*

7180401; 81058; 61058

7180414; 81059; 61059

 

7181144

 

7181155; 81062; 61062

81086; 61086

Mathematics

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MODULE TITLE

REF. NO.

ACCEPTABLE SUPERSEDED MODULE

SCE HIGHER GRADE

EITHER

Economic Structure of Industry

Scottish Local Authorities

Central Government

Welfare Provision in Scotland

Development of Welfare Services

OR

One module from each of the following
three sections:

People and Politics: Scottish Society

People and Politics: British Society

People and Society: Scottish Society

People and Society: British Society

People and Politics: European/EC Society

People and Politics: Global Society

People and Politics: Optional Society

People and Society: European/EC Society

People and Society: Global Society

Practical Investigation in the Social
Sciences: People and Society

Practical Investigation in the Social
Sciences: People and Politics

The context chosen for study must cover both "People and Politics" and "People and Society"

 

D0VT11(fm)

E95K04(fm)*

E9C604(dm)*

D0Y412(fm)

D0Y312(fm)

 


EE7N11(fm)

EE7J11(fm)

E9GH11(fm)

E9GJ11(fm)

EE7K11(fm)

EE7L11(fm)

EE7M11(fm)

E9GK11(fm)

E9GL11(fm)

EA1P12(fm)


EA1G12(fm)

 

6120110; 61145

82501; 62501

92502; 82502; 62502

92510; 62504

92511

 


7170055; 91464

7170015; 91465

91486

91487

7170025; 91466

7170035; 91467

7170045; 91468

91488

91489

7172070

7173070

Modern Studies

Mechanics

Electricity

Radioactivity

Optics

Properties of Matter

Analogue and Opto Electronics

EA3X12(hm)

EA3Y12(fm)

EA3W12(hm)

D0RG12(hm)

EA4212(hm)

EA4112(hm)

3171111}79044

3171121}79036

3171101}89035

3171131}79033

3171151}79042

3171141}

Physics

Practical Investigation in Religious Studies

Plus any two of the following:

Religion and Community

Religion and Morality

Religion and Politics

Religion and Society: Optional Religion

E9Y212(fm)

 

E9Y811(fm)

E9YB11(fm)

E9YA11(fm)

EB2711(fm)

7171071

 

7171021

7171031

7171041

7171052

Religious

Studies

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MODULE TITLE

REF. NO.

ACCEPTABLE SUPERSEDED MODULE

SCE HIGHER GRADE

Language 4: Russian ED3612(dm) 7341014; 7341011; 91400; 61424

Russian

EITHER

Text Processing 5

Audio Typewriting

Clerical Procedures

Handling Business Documents

Administrative Procedures

OR

Administrative Support 2 (outcomes 1,2,3)

Information Technology: Office
Application 2 (outcomes 5 and 6)

Processing Business Documents

Methods of Payment

Word Processing 5

Producing Text from Recorded Material 2

 

B8ET04(fm)*

B8EX04(fm)*

B8EA04(dm)*

EA1D04(fm)*

B8EE04(dm)*

 

EE4K11(fm)

EE4L11(fm)

D0WK11(fm)

EA1E04(fm)

D93311(fm)

EF3212(fm)

 

6180061; 6180060; 72112; 62112

6180111; 6180110; 72114; 62114

6170011; 6170010; 62100

6170061; 6170060; 62101

6170051; 6170050; 62105 & 62106


6170055

6170045

6171035

6170071

6180425

6180576

Secretarial Studies

Language 4: Spanish ED3712(dm) 7341024; 7341021; 91401; 61425

Spanish

* Modules which may not be offered in the future

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SCOTTISH WIDER ACCESS PROGRAMME (SWAP) - FOR MATURE APPLICANTS

A number of institutions and Colleges of Further Education have developed an access course called SWAP. This consists of 12 SQA (formerly SCOTVEC) modules (from the UKCC Package) which have been agreed between the institutions and Colleges of Further Education. Students who successfully complete SWAP will be offered a place on a nursing course.

Please note that CATCH does not process applications for SWAP courses as applicants have a guaranteed place on a nursing course. Further information is available from the Higher Education Institutions or Colleges of Further Education.

However students completing SQA modules on a pre-nursing course may find they are studying with SWAP students at the College of Further Education. The SQA students not on SWAP, who do not have a guaranteed place on a nursing course, should apply through CATCH at the end of their course.

UKCC EDUCATIONAL TESTS (DC)

The UKCC has approved a series of educational tests. The tests are intended for mature candidates who do not meet the minimum educational requirements.

There are three tests available, DC1, DC2 and DC3. Each may be taken only once. Should an applicant fail one test they may be offered another version providing that at least 14 days has elapsed between each attempt.

It is important that you advise any institution offering a DC test of any previous attempts in order to ensure that staff provide you with a different version of the test. If an applicant attempts the same version of the test twice the score will be invalid, even if it is above the acceptable pass score. It would still be counted, however, as one of the three permitted attempts at the DC Test Series. The UKCC holds a register of all DC Tests taken, which enables institutions to verify candidates' eligibility.

Before forwarding a completed application form to CATCH applicants must have obtained an authorised pass in the DC educational test. Please enclose a copy of the DC test result with your application form.

The DC tests are offered at the discretion of the Higher Education Institution. Please note that there is no requirement for institutions to provide these tests.

An information booklet on the DC test is available from the Nurse Selection Project, School of Education, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT.

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APPLICANTS FROM REPUBLIC OF IRELAND (EIRE)

Subjects passed in any of the following examinations at the grades indicated are equivalent to subjects passed at SCE Ordinary Level (A,B or C):

Irish Leaving Certificate (prior to 1969) - subjects passed at 50% or above in pass or
honours papers
Irish Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level - grades A, B or C
Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level - grades A, B, C or D
Matriculation Examination of the National University of Ireland: before 1985 - grades
I, II,III or IV; in and after 1985 - grades A,B,C or D

Subjects passed in the Irish Intermediate Certificate are not acceptable.

APPLICANTS EDUCATED OUTWITH THE UK

There is a wide range of certificates awarded by examining bodies outwith the UK and it is not possible to list these in the Guide.

If you have overseas educational qualifications please include photocopies and any necessary English translations along with your application form.

INTERVIEWS

Your application will be considered on an individual basis by each institution. If you are invited to attend for interview please note that you must be able to attend at your own expense.

HEALTH

A career in nursing or midwifery is both physically and emotionally demanding and good health and stamina are essential. Your health will be assessed before you are offered a place on a course. In addition you will have to complete a Health Declaration form.

If you have any particular health problem which may be adversely affected by a career in nursing or midwifery please ask a member of the Higher Education Institution staff to refer you to an appropriate Occupational Health Department for advice.

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