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Nursing (Learning Disability)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C

Preferably to include English or a Literary subject* and a Science** GCSE grade C/4 in Maths. GCSE grade C/4 in English and a Science or Double Award Science required for candidates who do not have these subjects at A Level.

Access to HE Diploma

M:27,P:18

Pass Access to Higher Education Diploma in any subject with 45 credits overall with minimum 27 credits at Merit & 18 credits at Pass. A Science and English subject must be achieved at Level 3 and Maths achieved at Level 2 or equivalent.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

25

25 points overall with 5, 4, 4 in HL subjects preferably to include English or a Literary subject* and a Science**. 4 points in SL Maths, English and a Science also required.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3

Grades H3, H3, H3 preferably to include English or Literary subject* and a Science** O3 in two Ordinary Level subjects including Maths.

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

MMP

Minimum grades MMP (Merit, Merit, Pass) in any subject.* GCSE English, Maths and a Science at grade C/4. *Recommended subjects: Health and Social Care/Applied Science/Sports Science/Health Science

Scottish HNC

Pass

Pass in any subject^ with grade C in the graded unit for Year 1 entry. ^Recommended subjects: Care and Administrative Practice - not additional qualifications required. Social Care, Social Services, Social Sciences, Early Education and Childcare - requires National 5 grade C in Science and Maths. Applied Science - requires National 5 grade C in English and Maths. Any other HNC's - requires National 5 grade C in English, Science and Maths.

Scottish Higher

B,B,C

Preferably to include English or a Literary subject* and a Science** National 5 grade C in Maths National 5 grade C in English and a Science required for candidates who do not have these subjects at Higher. If you are eligible for an adjusted offer under our Contextual Admissions Policy, please see the ‘Minimum Qualification Requirements’ below.

UCAS Tariff

72-75

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Learning disabilities nursing

Voted Best Education Provider for the Undergraduate Nursing Programme of the Year at the SNTA National Awards 2017.

Learning disability nurses aim to improve the health and quality of life of people with learning disabilities through evidence-based nursing care and support.
This degree course will develop your professional knowledge and understanding in the field of learning disabilities nursing and its application, giving you an academic qualification and the vocational training to become a registered nurse.

Taught by experts in a friendly and supportive environment, this course has gained consistently over 92% overall student satisfaction rating in the National Student Survey (NSS 2012-2017).

You'll put theory into practice in our state-of-the art Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre and participate in work placements within Lothian and Borders and across the East of Scotland in a variety of health and social care settings.

Over the three years you will develop your skills, knowledge and confidence and complete the degree programme with a registered nurse qualification. Learning disability nurses are the only professionals educated specifically to work across the lifespan with people with learning disabilities.

Please visit our website for full course and module details.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Sighthill

Department:

School of Health and Social Care

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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.

83%
med
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

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
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
93%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
59%
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?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students
0%
2:1 or above
3%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
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 and midwifery

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.

£22,500
high
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

97%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Caring personal services
1%
Welfare and housing associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Nursing and midwifery

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

£27k

£27k

£28k

£28k

£28k

£28k

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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