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University of Salford

Integrated Practice in Learning Disabilities Nursing and Social Work

UCAS Code: BL75

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,D-B,B,B

Minimum of 3 A Levels. General studies not accepted. 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff points.

At least 18 Level 3 credits must be at Distinction, and a maximum of 9 Level 3 credits at Pass. Plus GCSE Maths and English grade C or 4 (or above) is required. Level 2 equivalents for Maths and English are not accepted.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

25

112 UCAS Tariff points (25).

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff points. To include English Language and Maths at Higher H6 (D3), Ordinary O5, (C3)

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDM

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff points.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff points required.

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Nursing

Social work

This innovative course will offer you the opportunity to develop the key knowledge, skills and experience required for working in health and social care and specifically with people who have learning disabilities.
You will study a number of related topics including sociology, psychology, social policy, law and ethics, risk and abuse, health promotion and human growth and development, which are applicable to working with people with learning disabilities and their families and communities.
Placements represent a fundamental aspect of the course and you will gain valuable insight and experience of supporting people in the real world by working alongside qualified nurses and social workers in a diverse range of locations.
When you qualify, you will be able to register as a qualified nurse (learning disability) with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and to the Health Care Professions Council as a social worker.

Modules

Your first year will give you a strong background understanding of the subject through modules such as Foundations of Nursing and Social Work. You will also begin your placement experience. During your second year modules such as Health and Wellbeing Across the Lifespan will help you develop decision making skills for working with people with learning disabilities. You will continue your placement experience and begin to link the theory you have learnt to your practice. Final year modules such as Evidence Based Practice in Learning Disabilities will help you develop skills to be able to analyse research data and consider the implications for professional practice both in the UK and internationally. You will demonstrate these skills in your placement experience which will enable you to practice statutory work under the guidance of NMC and HCPC registered practitioners. There is also potential for an elective placement overseas.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Health and Society

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.

75%
med
Nursing
81%
high
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

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
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

90%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
45%
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?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
11%
Male students
89%
Female students
48%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C
370

Social work

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

86%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
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?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
16%
Male students
84%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B
388

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 (non-specific)

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
99%
med
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Health professionals
6%
Natural and social science professionals
5%
Therapy professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

19,890 nursing qualifications were awarded in 2015, making it much the most popular degree in the country. Despite that, we have a serious shortage of nurses - estimates suggest that we're over 20,000 nurses short - that is only set to continue. So it's no surprise to see that the very large majority of nursing graduates go on to become nurses, and that starting salaries are pretty competitive. There are lots of different specialties to choose from (including midwifery), and the most common by far is adult nursing, but the typical end result for graduates is the same — they go on to become nurses (or midwives). That’s not to say that you can’t do anything else. Some nursing graduates get other jobs - usually, but not always, in health or caring professions, or management, and with nurses in such demand, there are always going to be options for you. Do be aware that even this doesn't necessarily guarantee you can get the exact nursing job you want exactly where you want though - some flexibility in type of job and location will still help your career.

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.

£20,420
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
47%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Welfare professionals
13%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
10%
Caring 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.

Subjects allied to medicine

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

£20k

£20k

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£22k

£24k

£24k

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 sciences

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

£19k

£19k

£24k

£24k

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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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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