Kingston University

BSc (Hons) Learning Disabilities Nursing Kingston University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Reasons to choose Kingston

– We are proud to be ranked number one in London for Nursing and Midwifery (Guardian University League Tables, 2020)
– The course is taught in partnership with St George’s, University of London. You’ll get combined expertise, facilities and interprofessional learning.
– 100 per cent of students from this course are in highly-skilled employment or further study six months after graduating (DHLE 2016/17).
– You’ll get both an academic award and a professional qualification in nursing and be recommended to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for professional registration.
– Kingston and St George’s won three Nursing Times Awards in 2019.

About this course
This course will give you the knowledge and skills to become a registered learning disability nurse.

You’ll study the factors affecting the health and wellbeing of individuals in our society, health inequalities and the promotion of improved health outcomes for people with a learning disability. 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.

Placement providers include South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust, Surrey and Borders Partnership Trust, Your Healthcare, The Children’s Trust, The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability and the London Boroughs of Sutton and Merton.

Our 2020 curriculum is currently being revised in line with the new NMC standards.

Course details

Modules

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. These modules will be subject to change in accordance with the new pre-registration midwifery education standards from the Nursing and Midwifery Council for 2020. 

Examples of modules:

Year 1

  • Science for Nursing
  • Nursing in Context
  • Foundations of Learning Disability Nursing
  • Nursing Practice Part 1

Year 2

  • Person-centred Care
  • Learning Disability: Identifying and Meeting Health Needs
  • Learning Disability: Promoting Improved Health Outcomes
  • Nursing Practice Part 2

Year 3

  • Transition to Professional Practice in Learning Disability Nursing
  • Complexities of Learning Disability Nursing
  • Developing Evidence-based Practice
  • Nursing Practice Part 3

Assessment method

Teaching methods include lectures, clinical skills sessions, seminars, tutorials, workshops, guided study and independent project work. Kingston University has well-equipped simulation suites where you can use clinical equipment and practise on mannequins and teaching models. In addition, you'll take part in simulated events with actors from ACT Too and the Baked Bean Company as well as with role players, clinical partners and high-fidelity mannequins.

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.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code B763
Institution code K84
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points We welcome a wide range of qualifications and qualification combinations. We assess each application individually, taking in to account any experience and skills you may have in your chosen field.

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A level BBC Other A Level combinations possible to achieve 112 points.
Minimum of 2 A Levels, can be combined with other Level 3 qualifications eg. AS levels/Extended Project to achieve 112 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points
Access to HE Diploma D: 21 credits
M: 18 credits
P: 6 credits
Achieve 112 UCAS Points from a Science or health-based Access to HE course: this is normally achieved with 45 level 3 credits and 15 level 2 credits of which 21 of the level 3 credits should be at Distinction and 18 at Merit. Other combinations of distinctions and merits to the value of 112 points can also be accepted.

GCSE at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above for GCSEs taken before 2017) in English Language and Mathematics (Science also preferred) or equivalent qualification eg Functional/Key skills level 2 in numeracy and literacy; Level 2 Applied Science. GCSE Science grade 4 or above (formerly A*-C) is not required from Access students undertaking a science or health based access course.
Scottish Higher BBCCC Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved from either five Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (BBCCC) are required.
AS Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 points
Extended Project Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above for GCSEs taken before 2017) in English Language and Mathematics (Science also preferred) or equivalent qualification eg Functional/Key skills level 2 in numeracy and literacy; Level 2 Applied Science. GCSE Science grade 4 or above (formerly A*-C) is not required from Access students undertaking a science or health based access course.
HNC (BTEC) May be considered for entry into year 1 of the course. Due to the professional requirements of this course it is unlikely that you would be able to get advanced standing for entry into the second year of the course.
HND (BTEC) May be considered for entry into year 1 of the course. Due to the professional requirements of this course it is unlikely that you would be able to get advanced standing for entry into the second year of the course.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points 112 UCAS points made up of 6 components - usually comprising of 3 subjects at 'higher level' and 3 at 'standard' level. Opportunity to add on to points with extended essay and theory of knowledge. All the above attract UCAS points. Potential to meet the points by not passing all six component of qualification
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H4 A minimum of 112 UCAS points usually from 5 subjects
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D* Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve 112 tariff points
Scottish Advanced Higher Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate-course/learning-disability-nursing/entry-requirements.html

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview


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


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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.

Additional fee information

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change as we are awaiting the Office For Student Guidance on Fee levels for 2020 and beyond. For foundation year and 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

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