Nursing (Learning Disabilities) at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS

Course summary

Nursing (Learning Disabilities) is a rewarding and diverse profession which works with both children and adults. It is one requiring the dedication and skills to deliver person centred care to people with learning disabilities to support them to live as independently as possible. The profession enables you to make a contribution to supporting people with learning disabilities to achieve their potential through caring for people’s physical, psychological and social needs. Through our flexible curriculum and blended learning approach – building up your theoretical knowledge, and then putting it into practice on placement – you’ll develop your holistic, clinical and decision-making skills in line with the demands of modern nursing. Taught by experienced practitioners – and with the additional input of service users and carer groups – you’ll learn from the very best on your journey towards accreditation as a Registered Learning Disabilities Nurse. Our course gives you a robust knowledge of learning disabilities nursing practice – as well as the wider sector – both in and outside of the classroom. It’s the perfect combination of theory and practice, allied to great facilities, modules built around the latest research, and teachers who’ve worked for years in professional healthcare. You’ll develop your nursing knowledge based around:

  • a holistic view of patients’ physical and psychological needs
  • the chance to refine and apply your clinical and therapeutic skills
  • a practice-learning environment, with simulated exercises and activities
  • placements in a variety of health and social care settings
  • some fantastic opportunities for career development.
Our nursing degree isn’t just distinguished by the amount of time you’ll spend on placement – it’s how early those placements opportunities arrive on your course. From the outset, we’ll ensure you’re in hands-on, practice-based environments, supporting local healthcare providers and putting your theoretical skills to the test. Alongside the “interprofessional” nature of our teaching – which connects you with experts from across the sector, broadening your skills and knowledge – you’ll have the perfect grounding in learning disabilities nursing.


In Year One the core modules will include: Introduction to Nursing Practice, Integrative Nursing Practice, Foundations of Applied Nursing Practice. In Year Two your core modules will include: Evidence in Nursing Practice, Biopsychosocial Approaches in Nursing Practice, Applied Nursing Practice in Complex Care. In Year Three your core modules will include: Innovating and Improving Healthcare Practice, Leadership in Nursing, Leading and Managing Applied Nursing Care.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks



Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the start of the course. This is the minimum age requirement set by our placement providers. If you will be under 18 at the start of the course, your application may be declined, or you may be offered the opportunity to defer your application until next year.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £17150 Year 1
International £17150 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.

Provider information

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Nottingham Trent University
50 Shakespeare Street

Clearing contact details

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Clearing Team

0115 8486000

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Our Clearing Hotline is opening hours are: Monday to Thursday 0930-1630; Friday 0930-1600 From 15 August we have extended opening hours: Thursday 15 August 0800 - 1900 Friday 16 August 0800 - 1900 Saturday 17 August 0900 - 1700 Sunday 18 August 1000 - 1400 Monday 19 August - Friday 23 August 0900-1700

Course contact details

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Applicant Enquiries Team

+44(0)115 848 4200

Online Enquiry Form
Enquiries Team

+44 (0) 115 848 4200

Nursing (Learning Disabilities) at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS