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At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too.
This course will enable you to become a confident and competent learning disability nurse. You will gain practical placement experience to equip you with all of the skills required to support individuals with a learning disability to lead a healthy and valued life.
The philosophy of care and support for people with learning disabilities is one of partnership in which the nurse works alongside the person to support them to lead a healthy and valued lifestyle and to exercise their rights as members of society.
The course at Keele helps students to learn about and apply this philosophy in the many different services for people with learning disabilities. The course will also equip you with the appropriate knowledge and skills to work with people with learning disabilities who have more complex and specialist needs. Clinical skills are an essential part of the course and students have access to expert staff in the Clinical Skills Laboratory to help develop and assess their practice.
The University also provides excellent support through its personal tutor system. Wider benefits of enrolling on our courses include; experienced student support, excellent IT and library facilities, preparation for a range of roles as a professional learning disability nurse and a range of practice based experience whilst you study.
Placements are designed to complement your theoretical and classroom based work and you’ll be supported by a team of experienced mentors. This will prepare you for a career in learning disability nursing in a range of settings.
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.
|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
|A level||BBC||To exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||A Health or Science subject is required.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 15 credits
M: 30 credits
|A Health or Science subject is required.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE in English and Maths at grade C/4 or above or equivalent qualifications (e.g. Functional Skills Level 2 / Key Skills Level 2).|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||25 points||One Science subject is required (Higher or Standard level - Biology is preferred)|
If your qualifications are not listed here please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.
Please visit our website at the following address: www.keele.ac.uk/nursingandmidwifery/
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.keele.ac.uk/ugcourses/learningdisabilitynursing/
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
A satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (Enhanced plus Barring Lists) will be required for successful candidates.
A satisfactory health check will be required for successful candidates.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a selection day.
Fees and funding
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.