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Are you passionate about meeting the needs of people with a learning disability and would love to have an interesting and exciting career working with this client group? 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.
Learning disability nursing involves working with people who have a range of learning disabilities, providing hands on care in relation to a person’s complex physical, social and psychological needs. Learning disability nurses work in a number of settings, including the individual’s own home, schools, respite units, hospitals and secure services. They work independently and in multidisciplinary teams, with other professionals, learning how to respond to the needs of someone with a learning disability.
The course is designed to help you to become a confident, caring, competent and compassionate nurse in a rapidly changing health and social care environment. You'll have the opportunity to develop a high level of personal and technical skills to help improve the quality of life of people with a learning disability and their ability to live as independently as possible. You'll learn how to work in partnership with service users, their families, carers and other professionals to promote health and wellbeing.
Supported by a team who really understand what it’s like to be a learning disability nurse, you’ll learn through lectures, seminars, group work, simulation and role play. The skills you’ll be supported to develop include professional values, communication and interpersonal skills, nursing practice and decision making, as well as leadership, management and team working to empower, advocate and protect the rights of marginalised people.
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 and achieve your potential to be a learning disability nurse. You’ll also learn how to respond to the needs of all patients and service users from all fields of nursing including adult, child and mental health.
No day is ever the same when you work with people with learning disabilities and you can make a real difference to someone’s life.
Please note: the information for this course is subject to change, as the Nursing and Midwifery Council are releasing some new nursing standards in Spring 2018 and the course curriculum will be changed to reflect these accordingly.
Foundations of Nursing 1
Foundations of Nursing 2
Fundamentals of Nursing Practice
Professional Development and Research 1
Developing an Enhanced Understanding of Practice
Interprofessional Working in Context
Nursing Concepts and Care Approaches
Complex Needs and Enhanced Care - Learning Disability
Frameworks for Clinical Leadership and Management
Managing Enhanced and Complex Practice
You'll be assessed in a variety of ways including coursework group and poster presentations, practical tests, essays, case studies, report writing and exams.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.
If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
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.
|Campus name||Main Site|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
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
|45 Level 3 credits, 15 at Distinction, 30 at Merit.|
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
- If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable
- You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning (http://www.hud.ac.uk/hhs/) towards this course. 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.
Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/howtoapply/entryrequirements/.
Please note places are limited and attainment of the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an interview or offer. You must include details of any previous study on any NHS funded health course, as required by UCAS.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
You need satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 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.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||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/
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
School of Human and Health Science - Nursing
+44 (0)1484 472199
Student Recruitment Team
+44 (0)1484 472625