University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Scottish Qualifications Authority trading as SQA

Healthcare Practice

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Course summary

This course will give you the required skills and knowledge to take advantage of many different career opportunities in nursing, health and allied health professions. It will also prepare you for the new registration requirements for Health Care Support Workers and is preparation towards becoming an Associate Practitioner. On completion you will be able to pursue a career in a health related profession or pre-registration nurse education. You can also progress to the BA (Hons) Health Studies.

Course details


How to apply

This course has restrictions on who can apply.

This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in Scotland.

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Successful applicants will be required to complete a PVG Disclosure Check and become PVG Scheme Members in order to undertake this course.

Health checks

Applicants will require satisfactory Occupational Health Screening


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5Overall score of 5.5 with no element below 5.0
PTE Academic50Minimum score of 50
TOEFL (iBT)72Min 72 or above with min 17 in each section

Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:

Further information on English Language Requirements can be found via the following link.

https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/international/international-courses/eligibility/english-language-requirements/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £6915* Year 1
England £6915* Year 1
Northern Ireland £6915* Year 1
Wales £6915* Year 1
Channel Islands £6915* Year 1
Scotland £1285* Year 1
EU £7230* Year 1
International £7230* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

EU students commencing their studies from 2021-2022 academic year, who do not have pre-settled or settled status in the UK, will be considered as International for tuition fee purposes. Eligible EU students, with pre-settled status/settled status will be considered as home students for fee purposes and will be charged the Scottish domiciled fee rate which may be covered by the Scottish Government. To find out more please visit www.saas.gov.uk For full details on fees and funding please visit https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/
Healthcare Practice at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS