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University of Cumbria

Learning Disabilities Nursing

UCAS Code: B763

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C-B,B,C

Maximum of 3 A Levels

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30

60 credits overall

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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Scottish Higher

B,B,C,C-A,B,B,B

UCAS Tariff

96-112
60%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Learning disabilities nursing

If you want a career as a qualified learning disabilities nurse, then we have a practical-centred course to ensure you get all the skills you need to become one.

With job prospects for qualified nurses rapidly expanding, we have ensured that our course contains provides you with the knowledge and hands-on experience you will need to confidently meet the complex mental and physical health needs of both adults and children.

So, whether you want to specialise in community learning disability nursing, forensic or secure settings, a hospice or in a residential setting, you'll be given the resources you need to follow your chosen path.

**Why Choose University of Cumbria**

Your academic knowledge will be boosted by a wide range of placement opportunities in Cumbria and Lancashire– which account for 50% of the course – providing you with the experience you need to make the transition from learning to employment.

And, you have the opportunity to experience both city and rural healthcare systems, while networking and bolstering your employment prospects due to our close links with NHS Trusts and care providers.

- Eligible to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council register

- We'll cover the cost of your Uniform, DBS check and occupational health check

- 100% of students have secured a job after graduating and 96% of students say they are satisfied with the course

- Develop a broad understanding of other nursing fields, since we’re one of only a few UK universities offering child, adult, learning disability and mental health nursing

- Taught and supported closely by academic tutors who are nurses with a wealth of experience and are involved in research and national conferences in their nursing fields

- Opportunity to undertake your own research or take part in that being carried out by academic tutors

- Experience the clinical journey from a patient’s perspective – boosting your care quality skills

- Former students have been nominated for national awards

- Learn how to improve and maintain the physical and mental health of people with learning disabilities

- An enrichment placement – giving you the opportunity to go overseas

You’ll be living in a vibrant student city by the spectacular north west coastline, and, within an hour of the Lake District National Park and the big cities of Manchester and Liverpool. So, whether you want lively or leisurely, you’re within reach of both.

Whether you are a college-leaver or a mature student wanting a career change, this course is your step into a rewarding career supporting the well-being and inclusion of people with a learning disability whether in the NHS, private or voluntary settings.

That’s because we provide a real-world context for your studies to develop your independent thinking and problem-solving skills in preparation for a future as a learning disabilities nurse.

Modules

Half of the course will focus on the key underpinning theory behind practice and include consideration of: law, policy, values, communication, person-centred tools, multiand inter-agency working, presentations of learning disability and implementing nursing interventions. The other half of your training will be spent in practice, supported by experienced mentors who will assess your competence in the field.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Lancaster

Department:

Nursing, Health and Professional Practice

TEF rating:

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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.

70%
low
Learning disabilities nursing

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.

Learning disabilities nursing

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
76%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

82%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
41%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students
57%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
78%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

97%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
3%
Health professionals
1%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

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£25k

£25k

£25k

£26k

£26k

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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