University of Greenwich

Nursing (Learning Disabilities Nursing) University of Greenwich Degree level: Undergraduate


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This degree offers pre-registration teaching in the specialist field of learning disabilities. Learning disabilities nurses play a vital role in supporting people
who often face barriers when trying to have their health needs addressed. You will ensure that their rights are valued and they are supported as equal citizens.
You will gain the specialist knowledge and skills to ensure that people with learning disabilities receive high-quality care. You will learn to work in partnership with the person with the learning disability, their family and carers, and fellow professionals. Your time will be equally divided between study on campus and periods on placement. We will prepare you to apply for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a registered learning disabilities nurse.
Graduates from this course work in community settings, specialist schools, assessment and intervention services and hospitals across the acute and community sectors. Nurses in both hospital and community settings have opportunities to become managers, educators and clinical specialists.

"Like all universities, the University of Greenwich must develop our pre-registration nursing and midwifery courses in line with the requirements as stated in the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (2018) standards framework for nursing and midwifery education. These standards underpin all education for nurses, midwives and nursing associates to ensure courses reflect the safety and needs of the public, the profession and our students. To do this we have a schedule of programme re-approvals, and this course and the module content is currently subject to this review process. We anticipate this to be finalised by April 2019 and will consult you of any further changes should they arise before the start date.”

Course details

Assessment method

Students will be assessed through:
Non-credit assessments such as portfolio verification.

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

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Course code B761
Institution code G70
Campus name University of Greenwich (Avery Hill Campus)
Campus code A

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
A level BBC 112 UCAS points from A-levels. No more than 12 points should come from AS-levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma We will consider combinations of Distinctions, Merits and Passes that total 112 UCAS Points.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English Language and Mathematics at:
Grade C
Grade 4
We will consider level 2 equivalents

Appropriate healthcare experience through workshadowing or observation either voluntary or paid is encouraged.

Applicants will need to undertake selection tests and an interview and undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check, occupational health screening and meet residential regulations.

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

Literacy and Numeracy. Numeracy and Literacy Test equivalent to Key Stage level 2

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks



All applicants must hold a valid passport.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
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

Additional fee information

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Provider information

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University of Greenwich
Old Royal Naval College
Park Row
SE10 9LS

Course contact details

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