Teesside University, Middlesbrough has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This course has September and January intakes.
Summary: All services offered to people with learning disabilities should be person-centred. This means that people with learning disabilities should be involved in issues which affect their lives, should expect services to be responsive to individual needs, and should have equal rights and opportunities in society. This degree course gives you the foundations for a rewarding career in learning disabilities nursing. As a learning disabilities nurse, you can make a real difference to the lives of patients and their families.
Course details: Working as a learning disabilities nurse you have the opportunity to help people with learning disabilities live their lives in the way they choose and provide support and guidance with some of the everyday things that we might take for granted. You assist the person with learning disabilities with all aspects of their lives including health and social care, education, employment, leisure and recreation. You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to works in diverse settings and develop a leadership role within integrated care teams. To be a nurse and to share people’s healthcare experiences, in sometimes very difficult and emotional times, is a privilege. The public places high expectations and levels of trust upon nurses, and the course develops practitioners who can meet these expectations. It is hard work and challenging. Therefore to work within the healthcare sector it is essential that you are able to demonstrate the core values embedded within the NHS Constitution: working together for patients, respect and dignity, commitment to quality of care, compassion, improving lives and everyone counts. Throughout the course, as part of the placement experience, you will be required to participate in a shift pattern rota or work weekends.
After the course: On successful completion of the course you will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council on the nurses' part of the Professional Register (Learning Disabilities Nursing). A diverse range of career opportunities are available within the NHS and private sectors in the UK and overseas. This course provides a stepping stone from which you can develop your expertise in the fields of nursing practice, leadership, research, education and consultancy.
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50% of the learning time is spent engaging in University or self-managed learning activities (theory) and 50% of the time is spent within placement allocations (practice).
The teaching week during theory/study blocks is Monday to Friday and may involve some evening sessions. During practice allocations you are required to complete the shift patterns allocated to you by your mentor or supervisor. These will include early starts (for example a shift may start at 7.00am and finish at 8.00pm), night duty and weekend shifts.
The structure and sequencing of University and placement-based learning means that holidays are fixed - it is not possible to take holidays outside of the set dates.
Assessments are varied and reflect module outcomes. They include written assignments, examinations, case studies and presentations. You are also assessed in practice through a portfolio of evidence each year.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Nursing and Midwifery Council
How to apply
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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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||96 - 112 points|
|A level||Minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points required from two or three A levels or equivalent.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points; Grade MMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma including a minimum of 27 level 3 credits at merit with a minimum of 77 points. Plus GCSE grade C in English Language and mathematics or equivalent level 2 modules required.|
|Scottish Higher||Minimum of 111 UCAS tariff points required from 4 or 5 Highers. Plus GCSE grade C in English Language and mathematics or equivalent (standard grade 1 or 2, or Intermediate grade C or above).|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points from 4 or 5 Irish highers/honours subjects|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||Minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points required from Advanced Highers only, in no more than three subjects. Plus GCSE grade C in English Language and mathematics or equivalent (or standard grade 1 or 2, or intermediate grade C or above).|
96-112 UCAS tariff points from 2 or 3 A levels or equivalent. Plus GCSE English Language and maths at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Successful interview, completed work based risk assessment, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and supporting references required. Must demonstrate evidence of study within the last 5 years.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)