Learning Disabilities Nursing at Kingston University - UCAS

Kingston University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Nursing and Midwifery Council

Learning Disabilities Nursing

Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • We are #1 in England for General Nursing (Guardian University Guide 2024).
  • We won two awards at the 2023 Student Nursing Times Awards, including Teaching Innovation of the Year for our simulated public health elective. This was part of our annual student nursing electives programme, which was also nominated for the Best Student Experience award, where students are supported to organise their own national or international placement of their choosing.
  • Our expert academics are involved in research and shaping the future of learning disabilities nursing nationally.
  • Our students have been finalists in the Student Nursing Times Awards from 2012 to 2021, with Jessica Ball winning ‘Learning Disabilities Nurse of the Year’ in 2022.
  • Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.
About this course Study this course and you’ll become a registered learning disabilities nurse, ready to make a positive difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities. You’ll study the factors that affect people’s health and wellbeing, the health inequalities in our society and how we can improve health outcomes for people with a learning disability and autistic spectrum conditions (ASC). You’ll explore the management of complex conditions across the lifespan, from children to the older person and those with dementia, or other mental or physical health needs. Through simulations, and on placement, you’ll work collaboratively with service users. Placement providers include South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust, Surrey and Borders Partnership Trust, Great Ormond Street, The Children’s Trust, and The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability. This course will be updated to reflect the new NMC standards. Future Skills Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability. As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge. At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it. Career opportunities Our highly sought after graduates work as specialist nurses (in areas such as epilepsy), nurse therapists, community nurses and senior management.


Example modules. -Collaborative working for Health and Wellbeing in Learning Disability Nursing -Coordinating the Care of People with Learning Disabilities with Complex Health Care Needs -Leadership in Learning Disability Nursing. For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston university course webpage.

Assessment method

Assessment methods include; essays, exams, presentations and reports and clinical skills assessed in our simulation suites and by mentors in practice placements. All our students have their own identified personal tutor who provides personal, professional and academic support.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


English language requirements

Non-native speakers who do not have the equivalent of GCSE English at grade 4 (formerly grade C) (eg. Functional Skills Level 2 Literacy) require an IELTS score of 7.0 overall with 6.5 in writing and 7.0 in all other elements

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For international fees, please visit: https://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/fees/ Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs.
Learning Disabilities Nursing at Kingston University - UCAS