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Learning Disabilities Nursing

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-A,B,B

Other A Level combinations possible to achieve a minimum of 112 points. Minimum of 2 A Levels, can be combined with other Level 3 qualifications eg. AS levels/Extended Project to achieve minimum of 112 points

Can be combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum of 112 points

Access to HE Diploma

D:21,M:18,P:6

Achieve 112 UCAS Points from a Science or health-based Access to HE course: this is normally achieved with 45 level 3 credits and 15 level 2 credits of which 21 of the level 3 credits should be at Distinction and 18 at Merit. Other combinations of distinctions and merits to the value of 112 points can also be accepted. GCSE at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above for GCSEs taken before 2017) in English Language and Mathematics (Science also preferred) or equivalent qualification eg Functional/Key skills level 2 in numeracy and literacy; Level 2 Applied Science. GCSE Science grade 4 or above (formerly A*-C) is not required from Access students undertaking a science or health based access course.

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE at grade 4 or above (or grade C or above for GCSEs taken before 2017) in English Language and Mathematics (Science also preferred) or equivalent qualification eg Functional/Key skills level 2 in numeracy and literacy; Level 2 Applied Science. GCSE Science grade 4 or above (formerly A*-C) is not required from Access students undertaking a science or health based access course.

May be considered for entry into year 1 of the course. Due to the professional requirements of this course it is unlikely that you would be able to get advanced standing for entry into the second year of the course.

May be considered for entry into year 1 of the course. Due to the professional requirements of this course it is unlikely that you would be able to get advanced standing for entry into the second year of the course.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26-28

A minimum of 112 UCAS points made up of 6 components - usually comprising of 3 subjects at 'higher level' and 3 at 'standard' level. Opportunity to add on to points with extended essay and theory of knowledge. All the above attract UCAS points. Potential to meet the points by not passing all six component of qualification

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

H3,H3,H3,H3,H4-H2,H3,H3,H3,H3


A minimum of 112 UCAS points usually from 5 subjects

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve a minimum of 112 points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM-DDM

Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve a minimum of 112 points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points

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

D*D*

Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve a minimum of 112 points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points

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

DMM-DDM

Grade combinations below 112 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve a minimum of 112 points

Combined with other level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points

Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers.

Scottish Higher

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


Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved from either five Highers or a combination of two Highers offered with two Advanced Highers. Where only Highers have been taken a minimum of (BBCCC) are required.

UCAS Tariff

112-128

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Learning disabilities nursing

**Reasons to choose Kingston**
–Kingston is No.1 in London for Nursing and Midwifery (Guardian League Tables 2021).
–Our expert academics are involved in research and shaping the future of learning disabilities nursing nationally.
–Our students have been finalists in the Student Nursing Times Awards from 2012 – 2020.

**About this course**
Study this course and you’ll become a registered learning disability nurse, ready to make a positive difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities.

You’ll study the factors that affect people’s health and wellbeing, the health inequalities in our society and how we can improve health outcomes for people with a learning disability and autistic spectrum conditions (ASC). You’ll explore the management of complex conditions across the lifespan, from children to the older person and those with dementia, or other mental or physical health needs.

Through simulations, and on placement, you’ll work collaboratively with service users. Placement providers include South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust, Surrey and Borders Partnership Trust, Great Ormond Street, The Children’s Trust, and The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability.

Modules

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Examples of modules:

Year 1

- Introduction to Life Sciences
- Introduction to Learning Disability Nursing
- Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion
- Introduction to Professional Practice

Year 2

- Therapeutic Interventions in Nursing: Bio-Psycho-Social Approaches
- Assessment and care process in learning disability nursing
- Collaborative Working for health and Wellbeing in Learning Disability Nursing
- Developing Professional Practice

Year 3

- Safe and Effective Quality Care in Learning Disability Nursing
- Co-ordinating the Care of People with Learning Disabilities with Complex Health Care Needs
- Leadership in Learning Disability Nursing
- Advancing Professional Practice

Assessment methods

Teaching methods include lectures, clinical skills sessions, seminars, tutorials, workshops, guided study and independent project work. Kingston University has well-equipped simulation suites where you can use clinical equipment and practise on mannequins and teaching models. In addition, you'll take part in simulated events with actors from ACT Too and the Baked Bean Company as well as with role players, clinical partners and high-fidelity mannequins.

Assessment methods include; essays, exams, presentations and reports and clinical skills assessed in our simulation suites and by mentors in practice placements.

All our students have their own identified personal tutor who provides personal, professional and academic support.

Tuition fees

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

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

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Nursing

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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.

96%
high
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

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
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

96%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
96%
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
16%
Male students
84%
Female students
35%
2:1 or above
10%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
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.

£26,000
high
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Nursing and midwifery 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.

£29k

£29k

£30k

£30k

£29k

£29k

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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