Learning Disability Nursing
Do you want to pursue a career in leanring disability nursing?
Our vision is to promote compassionate care and to make a real difference to people's lives. We want to make this a reality by recruiting people who are up to this challenge. So, do you have the courage to commit to be a learning disability nurse? If you do then our B.Sc (Hons) programme, which gives you a registration through the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a nurse for people with learning disability, is for you.
Our programme will develop the competency and communication skills to enable you to work in a range of practical settings in health and social care. This will be achieved through innovative theory and practice experiences which will be delivered using online learning units alongside traditionally taught sessions and an electronic portfolio for practice development.
So if you're ready for the challenge then we are ready for you!
For further information, please contact John Page on 01604 892859
Modes of study
Three years full-time. Intake in October each year.
One of the following routes:
- 260-300 UCAS tariff points at A level along with five GCSEs grade A - C
- A BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma or National Diploma at D, M, M and five GCSEs grade A - C
- A kitemarked Access to Higher Education course with 30 credits at Merit or above
- Successful completion of the first year of a relevant Foundation Degree, along with five GCSEs grade A - C
- A Health and Social Care Diploma at Level 3 (advanced level) with five GCSEs grade A - C
- CACHE Diploma achieved at grade B or above
English and Maths GCSE at grade C or above are essential and must be achieved prior to commencement of the course. Recent academic study completed within the last five years is also required. Where the applicant's first language is not English, evidence of an IELTS score of 7 is required.
All offers of a place on the programme are subject to Successful Occupational Health Screening and Satisfactory CRB Enhanced Disclosure.
UCAS code: B703
UCAS description: BSc/NurLD
Length of study
Three years full-time
The curriculum's modular basis enables the student to develop both personally and professionally.
Learning Disability Nursing
This field equips students with nursing skills to work within health and social care environments. It will also enable students to work with a wide range of other professions that care for people with learning disabilities and their families. Practice placements will be in a variety of health, education and social care settings with clients of all ages and a range of needs.
Special course features
Placement learning opportunities:
- Practical experiences are gained within community settings, the voluntary sector and other health and social care organisations within Northamptonshire
- European Nursing Module through which students can complete a two week placement in a European city
Modules include the following:
- Foundations of support for people with a learning disability
- Managing the complexities of learning disabilities
- Leadership Management and Team Working
Continuous assessment of theory and practice.
A wide range of professional careers in health and social care and research.
For further information visit http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/.
Study abroad opportunities
European Nursing Module (ENM)
The University of Northampton is one of only four Universities in the country that can offer a two week placement in one of around 18 different European cities.
Students experience a different health system, culture and life experience.
This opportunity is available at a specifically negotiated time during the programme within the second or third stage of study.
Students do have to meet the costs themselves though these are kept to the minimum possible.
The two weeks away do count as placement hours as agreed with the NMC.
More information is available from email@example.com.
For undergraduate application information please see our how to apply page.
Full time fees
Full time undergraduate ‘Home’ and EU students who have a place on a NHS-funded course will normally have their tuition fees paid on their behalf provided they meet the eligibility criteria for the NHS Bursary scheme.
For further information on the eligibility criteria, please refer to the ‘Eligibility’ section on the NHS Student Bursaries website.
Scholarships and bursaries
The following scholarships may be applicable: