Learning Disability Nursing BSc Honours
Institution Code H36
Course Code HHNURLD
About the Learning Disability Nursing degree course
The Learning Disability Nursing degree pathway offers students the opportunity to take up the challenge of ensuring that the health care needs of people with learning disabilities/ special needs are addressed both within mainstream and specialist services. We prepare learning disability nurses to develop a holistic approach in meeting the health and social care needs of people who have learning / intellectual disabilities. The programme will equip students with relevant nursing knowledge, skills and attitudes to:
- Enhance the person's health and well-being.
- Improve or maintain a range of complex developmental, physical, psychological and mental health needs.
- Work in partnership with people with a learning disability, their families / carers and other health and social care professionals.
- Reduce barriers to disability and promote social inclusion.
- Support people with learning difficulties to achieve a life which is as fulfilling as possible by maintaining their rights, choice and independence.
Where can you study?
This learning disability nursing pathway offers students the opportunity to study in one of four study centres located in:
College Lane, Hatfield, AL10 9AB
University of West London, Tenth Floor, Fountain House, 2 Queens Walk, Reading, RG1 7QF
Tom Rudd Unit, Moorgreen Hospital, Botley Road, Southampton, SO30 3JB
Abell House, Horspath Driftway, Headington, Oxford, OX3 7JH
For further information please email Amanda Keighley or call 01707 284344
240 UCAS points to include at least two A levels and 5 GCSEs/O levels grade A-C, to include English Language and Mathematics or equivalent.
OR 14-19 Diploma in Society, Health and Development. Minimum 240 UCAS tariff points.
OR BTEC Nationals NQF or QCF in a Science or health-related subject with a minimum of 240 UCAS tariff points.
OR Access to Nursing Higher Education students must achieve a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 of which 24 must be merits.
We welcome applicants from the age of 18 and above. Experience of working (paid or unpaid) in a health or social care environment is desirable, but not essential. It is recognised that such experience may not be accessible to younger applicants.
Applicants are normally expected to have undertaken some form of academic study within the last five years.
All offers of a place will be subjected to proof of entry requirements, occupational Health and enhanced Criminal Records Bureau screening.
We are pleased to accept all qualifications included in the UCAS tariff points system (e.g. International Baccalaureate, key skills). More information about our entry requirements.
English language requirements
All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency. The following qualifications and grades will be considered
- GCSE English language grade A-C
- IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 7.0 in any band)
Other English language tests are accepted. Please contact the International Office for details.
- Full Time
Successful completion of the programme will lead to entitlement to enter the professional register of the Nursing and Midwifery Council UK for Learning Disabilities Nursing.