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Sheffield Hallam University

Nursing (Learning Disability) and Social Work

UCAS Code: B761

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

D:15

Access to HE Diploma for a QAA recognised Access to HE course in health studies, health science, social sciences or nursing. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3 of which at least 15 level 3 credits should be graded at distinction level.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Normally five GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 or above, including English language or literature and Mathematics or equivalent* GCSE equivalent Maths • GCSE grade D Mathematics • Functional Skills L2 • Key Skills L2 • L2 Numeracy • Level 2 Maths credits from an Access course * GCSE equivalent English • equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk

UCAS Tariff

120

120 UCAS points from A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We do not accept AS levels. We accept A level General Studies.

33%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Learning disabilities nursing

Social work

Study to become a learning disability nurse and social worker in facilities described by the Nursing and Midwifery Council as 'a beacon for the future development of health education in this country'. Students who leave the course as qualified nurses and social workers go on to work in a wide area of health and social care settings.**What you study**The course is a mix of health and social care modules, based around the central learning disabilities theme. Topics include assessment, planning evaluation and review managing risk preparing for learning disabilities practice understanding health and social care policy and law meeting complex care needs anti-oppressive practice working with vulnerable and marginalised groups professional ethics.Additional to this are nursing skills days which are specific to learning about nursing interventions and procedures and social work skills day, during which you apply social work theory to simulated practice situations/scenarios. These are delivered by lecturers, practice staff and service users.Our goal is to equip you with the knowledge, skills and values that enhance your employment opportunities, give you a strong professional identity as well as confidence in working with different professional groups and agencies.**Course design**People with learning disabilities often have a wide range of physical and mental health conditions. Learning disability nurses, social workers and joint practitioners work in partnership with them and family carers to provide specialist health and social care. The aim is to support the wellbeing and social inclusion of people with a learning disability. Having a joint award qualification which combines Learning Disability Nursing with Social Work gives you the skills and knowledge to facilitate this.You develop the skills and expertise to support people with learning disabilities from a joint health and social care perspective. This combination fits well with the governments modernising agenda to integrate health and social care and make sure professionals and agencies work together.**Placements and work experience**Practice-based learning is central to your development, and you spend 50% of each year in health or social care practice. You experience nursing and social work practice placements over three years in a range of environments, such as health trusts, advocacy organisations, local authorities, nursing homes, community teams, secure environments and assessment and treatment centres. The range of placement opportunities is very diverse and reflects the changes to health and social care services.These culminate with a 20 week integrated placement in your third year, where you take on your own case load of patients or service users. During your placement you have a professional nursing mentor or social work practice assessor to help guide you and support you. You build up practice learning portfolios containing evidence of your personal and professional development.**Facilities**We provide modern facilities to help you develop clinical skills and specialist knowledge for your career. Our clinical suites include simulated clinical environments and replicated community settings in which you learn and work. This makes it easier to take what youve learnt in the University out into the real world with confidence.**Professional recognition**This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Graduates are eligible to apply to register with them. You must be registered with the NMC in order to practise as a nurse in the UK and with the HCPC to practise as a social worker in England.

Modules

Course design- Each year there is an interprofessional education module which is shared with a range of other healthcare professionals in the faculty.

**Year one modules**- • Essentials of Nursing and Social work: Science and Practice • Essential sciences for Nursing and Social Work practice • Introduction to relationship centred care in Nursing and Social Work: science and practice • Understanding the person centred approach in relationship centred care • Fundamentals of Public Health: science and practice • Foundation for effective collaborative practice.

**Year two modules**- • Integrating the science of Nursing and Social Work • Developing relationship centred care in Nursing and Social Work : science and practice • Application of the science and practice of Public Health • Developing capability for effective collaborative practice • Evidence informed Nursing and Social Work.

**Year three modules**- • Consolidation of the science of Nursing and Social Work • Leadership and Management for excellence in relationship centred care: science and practice • Managing Public Health: science and practice • Enhancing quality of services through effective collaborative practice • Research for Nursing and Social Work practice.

Assessment methods

• Essays
• Examinations
• Practice learning Portfolio
• Poster presentations
• Report writing
• Assessment of practice on placement

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

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Department:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

76%
med
Learning disabilities nursing
74%
med
Social work

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nursing (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

93%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
50%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
11%
Male students
89%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

Social work

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
99%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nursing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,692
med
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
71%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Caring personal services
1%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Social work

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,600
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
80%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

59%
Welfare professionals
20%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
5%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

We're short of social workers - so if you want a degree that is in demand, then this could be the one for you! There's a shortage of social workers all over the UK, and graduates can specialise in specific fields such as mental health or children's social work. If you decide social work is not for you, then social work graduates also often go into management, education, youth and community work and even nursing. Starting salaries for this degree can reflect the high proportion of graduates who choose a social work career - social work graduates get paid, on average, more than graduates overall, but not all options pay as well as social work. This is also an unusual subject in that London isn't one of the more common places to find jobs - so if you want to get a job near to your home or your university this might be worth thinking about.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Learning disabilities nursing

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£25k

£25k

£27k

£27k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Social work

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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