Study our learning disabilities nursing degree for a rewarding career supporting people with learning disabilities and helping to achieve equality in health care. Learning disabilities nurses play an important role in addressing the health and well-being needs of people with learning disabilities, as well as their families and carers. They work in a variety of specialist settings including generic services working alongside a range of different professionals. Our degree provides you with the skills to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities, including those with complex needs. You will experience practice-based learning in the community with patients, families and carers in south-east London and Kent. We prepare you for registration as a learning disabilities nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Our course helps you achieve the outcomes identified in the NMC Realising Professionalism: Standards for education and training, Part 3 (2018) and Future Nurse: Proficiencies for registered nurses (2018). All nursing students will benefit from guaranteed, additional support of at least £5,000 a year, which they will not need to pay back. What you should know about this course
- Nursing and Midwifery at Greenwich is number one in London for satisfaction with teaching (Guardian League Tables 2022).
- Our highly qualified staff are both teachers and researchers, giving you access to a talented pool of educators.
- You will be placed in a NHS trust for the three-year course.
- You will be able to practice and develop your skills and knowledge in our brand-new simulation suite.
- Nursing students may benefit from additional support of at least £5,000 a year to help with living costs.
All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.
Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant. You can view more information about how each module on this course is assessed within our 'What you will study' section. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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
We make Contextual offers to this programme. Applicants that meet specific eligibility criteria will be made a contextual offer with a reduced tariff of up to 16 UCAS Tariff points. Other entry requirements such as GCSEs, Interview, etc., will still need to be met. For further information, please see our Contextual Admissions policy.
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Additional entry requirements
Applicants will be required to Complete a Suitability Declaration and pass an Occupational Health check.
Suitable applicants will be required to attend an interview. Find out more about this requirement on our selection day page https://www.gre.ac.uk/study/after-you-apply/interview
Applicants will be required to provide an academic or professional reference and demonstrate an interest in, and understanding of, the programme they are applying to within the personal statement. Applicants are also encouraged to obtain appropriate healthcare experience through work shadowing or observation either voluntary or paid. Applicants are encouraged to obtain appropriate healthcare experience through work shadowing or observation either voluntary or paid. Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland) Applicants will be required to pass an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
English language requirements
"We accept a wide range of English language qualifications. For our English entry requirements, please click on the link below. https://www.gre.ac.uk/international/help-and-support/courses"
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Fees and funding
Additional fee information
We understand that the transition to University for Undergraduate students can be daunting and confusing when it comes to finances. The University of Greenwich has a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and other financial support measures to support students that require it most. More information can be found on our website at www.greenwich.ac.uk/finance/funding-your-studies