Nursing is a challenging but rewarding career that’ll change lives, including your own. Learning disabilities nurses support children, adults and their families, in a creative, flexible manner, in their own homes, communities and specialist services. You’ll play you part in identifying and meeting people’s health and wellbeing needs, and improving healthcare, social inclusion and quality of life. BSc(Hons) Learning Disabilities Nursing is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), which means you’ll gain both a nursing degree and a professional qualification while studying with us. Working with a passionate, enthusiastic, skilled and supportive team, your learning will be enriched by the very latest best practice. The course is split 50% theory and 50% practice, and you’ll have access to outstanding facilities including our Skills Simulation Suite (https://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whyuwe/fantasticfacilities/skillssimulationsuite.aspx). Based at Glenside Campus, you’ll learn alongside other students from other health and social care courses, and develop essential people skills. There's also the opportunity to develop and apply your skills working abroad, and throughout the UK. Learning disabilities nurses are in demand across the UK, in the NHS, private and voluntary sector.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Examples of subjects that meet the science/social science requirement for this course: Biology, Chemistry, Design and Technology: Food Technology, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Health and Social Care, Mathematics, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Applied Science, Sociology, Sports Studies. We recognise the individual nature of each application and our typical offer should be viewed as a guide. UWE Bristol welcomes interest from applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements. We will consider evidence of your relevant personal, professional or educational experience where it demonstrates an ability and potential to succeed on the course. Please include details of any relevant experience in your application. However, you still need to meet the GCSE English and Maths requirements, and should have evidence of recent study in a science/health-related subject area recognised as equivalent academic level by the University.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 does not apply and all convictions, including those which are spent, must be disclosed. This is in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. If you are offered a place, you must undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form. All information will be treated in confidence and only taken into account when absolutely necessary.
You must be in good health and up-to-date with all routine immunisations that are required for working in health and social care settings. If you are offered a place on this course, you will be required to complete a questionnaire and must be prepared to undergo a medical examination. You will also be required to confirm your status in respect of a number of infectious diseases (tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, varicella, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV antibodies, Covid-19) and be prepared to have all required vaccinations. Please note that the list of required vaccinations may change, in response to advice from the Department of Health. If your vaccinations are not up-to-date, this will affect your ability to continue on your course. If you have any concerns with regards to vaccinations please raise this at the point of application. Covid 19 vaccination: See the listing for this course on our website, for an update on Covid 19 vaccination requirements.
If shortlisted, you will be invited to a selection event where you will undertake a group activity and individual interview. On successful completion of all of these criteria, you will be offered a place.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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