PLU

Faculty of Health Sciences

Nursing (Learning Disability)

UndergraduateBSc (Hons)

Year of entry:
UCAS code: B761

What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Skills for Practice (Practice 1)

  • Essence of Professional Practice

  • Life and Social Sciences

  • Learning Disability Nursing Practice 2

  • Introduction to Learning Disability Nursing

  • Learning Disability Nursing Practice 3

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Individual Approaches to Health and Wellbeing

  • Learning Disability Nursing Practice 4

  • Long Term Conditions and Learning Disability

  • Learning Disability Nursing Practice 5

  • Acute Presentations and Learning Disability

  • Learning Disability Nursing Practice 6

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Safe and Competent Learning Disability Nursing

  • Managing Complexity in Learning Disability

  • Learning Disability Nursing Practice 7

  • Learning Disability Nursing Practice 8

  • Learning Disability Nursing Practice 9

"I wanted to be a Learning Disability nurse to change patients life's in a positive and impactful way".

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More about this course

Our specialist learning disability nurses work with people with a diverse range of needs. People with learning disabilities live, work and socialise in all of our communities but they need help to do that and that’s where our graduates come in. Half study, half supported practice, this degree takes its student nurses into people’s homes, schools, treatment units and care services and to national learning disability events.

This three-year programme will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to deliver high-quality, evidence-based health care. Through the academic dimension of the course, you will gain key, valuable theoretical skills which you will apply in a working environment. The placements you undertake on this course will teach you clinical and therapeutic skills which are supported by timetabled activities in a simulated environment. Upon graduation, you will be awarded an academic and professional award enabling you to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a qualified registered nurse.

 

Teaching and Learning
Scheduled
Placement
Independent

First year

16%

33%

51%

Second year

11%

47%

42%

Final year

10%

47%

43%

Assessment
Written
Practical
Coursework

First year

28%

42%

72%

Second year

17%

33%

50%

Final year

4%

52%

44%

Benefit from the amazing facilities of our new £28-million Health Campus with its mock operating theatre, hospital ward and intensive care unit.

Find out more

Developed with our NHS partners, our programmes are constantly updated to reflect the very latest in health care thinking.

Clinical placements give our students the skills, experience and support to become confident and compassionate health practitioners.

Expert staff work with NHS clinicians to deliver programmes from 'bite-size' taster sessions to PhDs in some of the UK’s finest facilities.

Entry requirements

  • 112 Tariff Points from three A Levels (or appropriate Level 3 qualifications e.g. BTEC Subsidiary Diploma)

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

  • GCSE: English, Maths, and Science at Grade 4 or C or above

Alternative qualifications 

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview. An annual Good Health and Good Character declaration must be completed and a Disclosure and Barring Service check is also required.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 7.0 overall with 7.0 in each skill (EU nationals 6.0 overall with 6.0 in each skill). For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £16,000

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Future Prospects

Nurses leave the Faculty and go on to the wide range of career opportunities available for them. 100% of full-time students on this programme find employment or progress to further study within six months of finishing their course (Higher Education Statistics Agency 2017).

Some choose to specialise in areas such as supporting children or adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities, others go into community based posts in acute assessment and treatment services or multi-disciplinary teams.

Management and leadership are desirable career options as are opportunities for practice education and research. Nurses leaving the University of Hull have been successful in finding employment either before graduation or within a short time. Many stay in the area but some have moved away to a successful career in other areas and some have gone abroad to countries such as Australia.

With a portfolio of continuing professional development opportunities, students can expect to maintain their relationship with their ‘alma mater’- all nurses need to be able to mentor the next generation of nurses so the mentorship in practice module is usually the first port of call. From then nurses can study at masters level using our flexible framework to undertake education in key areas of practice including leadership and advanced practice. Additionally there is the opportunity to study for a PhD.

We also work with our NHS service partners on more bespoke and specific development for staff and teams.