Nursing (Learning Disabilities)*

Students

Study mode

Full-Time

Length

3 Years (Full-Time)

Campus

Oxstalls, Gloucester

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 2gether 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.

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Study style

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.

Entry requirements

Tariff information for 2020 entry

112 tariff points

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.

International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.

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.

Subject to satisfactory DBS disclosure; selection is by interview

Don’t yet meet these entry requirements? Consider our Health and Social Care CertHE while you work towards this course.

Fees

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UCAS codes

UCAS codes available for this subject
BSc (Hons) - 3 years full-timeB761

Careers

  • Nursing
  • Healthcare Leadership and Management
  • Education
  • Research
  • International Nursing

*This course is 'subject to validation' which means it is going through the final stages of approval. Courses do normally get approved, but if for any reason this course does not then you would be informed by the university and we would help you find a suitable alternative.

Carer and student

Professionals, carers and service users working together

A 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.
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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.
Student

Empowered care

We 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.

School of Health and Social Care

Our School of Health and Social Care offers you access to 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.

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