OPPORTUNITIES for people to SWAP careers and enter into nursing have been revived through a partnership.

The Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP) Access to Nursing course has returned to Forth Valley College to give opportunities to adults returning to study after a period away from education.

The course has been revived through Forth Valley University College NHS Partnership and is specifically designed for returners who do not have the necessary qualifications to gain a place on a Higher National (HN) course or a degree level university qualification.

Successful completion could lead to degree study at the University of Stirling.

Subject areas covered in the revived course include communications, numeracy, care higher units, ICT, biology, health care units, and completion can allow students to progress onto degrees in adult nursing; mental health nursing; child nursing; learning disabilities nursing; and HNCs in social services; and health care practice.

Visit forthvalley.ac.uk/about-us/fvucnhspartnership/ for more details about a variety of courses available through the Forth Valley University College NHS Partnership.