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Are you passionate about meeting the needs of people with a learning disability? Are you looking for an interesting and exciting career working to support people’s health, wellbeing and independence? Our Nursing (Learning Disability) BSc(Hons) degree regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) could be a great place for you to take the first steps towards making a huge difference to people’s everyday lives.
- You'll be supported by a team who really understand what it’s like to be a learning disability nurse and will learn through lectures, seminars, group work, simulation and role play.
- You'll practice and develop your skills through a variety of clinical placements in a range of statutory, private and voluntary services, in order to prepare you to pursue your career.
- You'll learn how to work in partnership with service users, their families, carers and other professionals to promote health and wellbeing.
- You’ll have the opportunity to hear the experiences and viewpoints from service users and carers, who are part of the Public Partnership Group.
- You’ll also learn how to respond to the physical, cognitive and mental health care needs of all patients and service users across their lifespan.
Year 1 Core modules: Becoming a Professional - Learning Disability Nursing Introduction to Learning Disability Nursing Nursing Practice 1 Nursing Practice 2 Understanding Knowledge and Evidence for Nursing Year 2 Core modules: Developing as a Professional Developing Critical Knowledge and Skills in Learning Disability Nursing Developing Research Knowledge and Evidence for Learning Disability Nursing Practice Nursing Practice 3 Nursing Practice 4 Year 3 Core modules: Being a Professional Enhancing Knowledge and Skills in Learning Disability Nursing Nursing Practice 5 Nursing Practice 6 Using Evidence and Research to Enhance Learning Disability Nursing Practice
The assessment methods on the course are varied and involve a combination of coursework, practice/proficiency based learning, reports, presentations and examinations. The nature of the assessment varies from module to module, and mirrors the modes of communication expected of graduates in this field, such as the ability to present to a range of audiences and provide reports to enhance the quality of care.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||120 points||from a combination of Level 3 qualifications. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.|
|A level||BBB||The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A-level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 15 credits M: 30 credits|
NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma/Level 3 Extended Diploma at Grade B. In addition, you must have completed 12 years of general education and have GCSE English Language or English Literature and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme, or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English. You must demonstrate that you have a broad understanding of learning disability nursing, as well as relevant work experience (employment or voluntary) highlighting your transferable skills. You also need satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and occupational health clearances prior to registration on the course. We arrange these as part of the application process. You will be required to sign a self-declaration at the start of each year and at the end of the course. All police contact during the course must be reported to the course leader as a matter of urgency and may lead to suspension or termination. Offers will be subject to an interview and references. Please note all the information provided in support of your application may be checked and must be verifiable as a true record. You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course (http://www.hud.ac.uk/hhs/apl). Please note that the course you are applying for is regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) which allows a maximum of 50% of credits for the award to be conferred through accreditation of prior learning. Please note places are limited and attainment of the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an interview or offer. If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/ Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/ The Government has announced that from September 2020 new and existing students studying this course will be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the Government's website (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nursing-students-to-receive-5-000-payment-a-year?) and the Council of Deans Frequently Asked Questions (https://councilofdeans.org.uk/2019/12/new-student-support-arrangements-for-healthcare-students/).
University of Huddersfield
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
School of Human and Health Science - Nursing
+44 (0)1484 472199
Student Recruitment Team
+44 (0)1484 472625