Designed in collaboration with partners in the NHS, the private and voluntary sector as well as carers and service users, this course will provide you with the skills, experience and confidence necessary for a career in Learning Disabilities Nursing. There will also be a strong emphasis on leadership and shaping a culture of care.
The first year will see you learning skills fundamental to providing good quality care while learning to lead and manage yourself, while the second will consider leading and managing care. The third year will focus on leading and managing service to develop your abilities to lead a team and drive service innovation.
In conjunction with our partners including the Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we will help you develop the skills and adaptability you need to deliver high quality care in a range of settings. You'll also promote the NHS values and vision, ensuring everyone has greater control of their health and wellbeing.
You will work in supportive teams with practice and academic experts, mentors and personal tutors. Your course is 50% theory and 50% practice and commences with a six week introductory block with regular placements in professional healthcare settings, allowing you to work with service users, their carers and care providers.
Tariff information for 2020 entry†
BBC at A levels with one subject preferably in a science subject, DMM at BTEC to include 6 units in a Science or Social Science subject.
Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.
You must have a minimum of 5 subjects at GCSE grade 4/C or above, to include English Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. Please contact our admissions team if you have a question.
Don’t yet meet these entry requirements? Consider our Health and Social Care CertHE while you work towards this course.
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|UCAS codes available for this subject|
|BSc (Hons) - 3 years full-time||B761|
- Healthcare Leadership and Management
- International Nursing
Professionals, carers and service users working togetherA key feature of the Learning Disabilities Nursing Programme is the involvement of professionals, carers and service users in the planning and delivery of the programme, and our strong links to the local community.
School of Health and Social Care The school offers the latest equipment, facilities and placements to bring learning to life and make you a confident practising professional. We will support you to care for yourself so you'll be more resilient and efficient when caring for others.
Empowered careWe will empower you with the skills needed to support the people in your care and prepare you to work as part of the multidisciplinary team. We will help develop the leader in you so that you can build effective teams, influence others and set service user agendas.