Podiatry: Access

Qualification Qualifications Explained
Study Mode
Full Time

1 Year - 3 Days per week

Start date
Aug 2024
Applications open January 2024

Course overview

Would you like to become a Podiatrist and take the first steps to university in a friendly, supportive environment? 

Designed to help you prepare for entry into a honours degree course in Podiatry, or HNC Healthcare or in some cases HNC Social Care, if you have no formal qualifications.

It is run by the College in conjunction with the Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP).

You must have clear idea about the degree route or higher national route you wish to progress to, when you have completed this course.

If you plan to progress to university in health related areas, you will need to satisfy the criteria outlined by the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) (Scotland) Act 2007.

The course is intensive and requires a full time commitment. It is not possible, due to the nature of the programme, to complete it on a part time basis. Further information about SWAP Access courses can be found on the SWAP website.

What you will learn

A wide variety of units will be covered including:

Core Units:

  • Communications
  • Mathematics

Preparation for Higher Education Course Specific Units:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Life Sciences

Entry requirements

To qualify for this programme, you should have been out of education for 3 years, if you studied at National 5 level and 5 years, if you studied Highers.

This Access programme is NOT intended for recent school leavers. If you are a recent school leaver you are very welcome to apply for our NQ Science or Engineering programmes.

Entry to the course will be based upon a competitive review of the applications.

You should now provide detailed information on relevant life, education and employment experience within your  personal statement, in addition to demonstrating a genuine interest in the subject.

Tell us what experience you have in the subject already and what interests you about the subject. What skills do you have that will make you a good candidate for the course and give examples of these skills. Your personal statement will need this crucial information in order for your application to be successful.

If you are short-listed for this course, you may be invited to a formal interview either in person or on line.

Future prospects

Access to Podiatry allows you to progress to BSc (Hons) Podiatry at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Previous students have also progressed to HNC and HND programmes in these areas within Glasgow Kelvin College. If you have successfully completed your Access course, you would be very welcome on our HN programme and as an internal candidate, would be prioritised. Completing these courses opens the door to a huge choice of degree courses or Science based jobs both locally and internationally. Many of our students who successfully complete our HN courses, progress either to university or start to build their career in industry.

Related Courses