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Nursing Studies (Learning Disabilities) (Pre-Registration)

Entry requirements


Minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points from two or three A levels or equivalent.

QAA recognised Access to HE Diploma including a minimum of 27 level 3 credits at merit. We can accept level 2 Access units in communication and maths in place of English and maths GCSEs.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

A minimum of two GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above including English language and maths. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 2 in Communication and Application of Number can be accepted in place of English and maths GCSE.

Minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points from 4 or 5 Irish Highers/Honours subjects.

Minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points (grade DMM).

Minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points from 3 Advanced Highers. Plus GCSE grade C in English Language and mathematics or equivalent (or standard grade 1 or 2, or intermediate grade C or above).

Minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points from 4 or 5 Highers. Plus GCSE grade C in English Language and mathematics or equivalent (standard grade 1 or 2, or Intermediate grade C or above).

UCAS Tariff

112-120

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Learning disabilities nursing

**September and January intakes.**

**Course overview**: As a learning disabilities nurse you can make a real difference to the lives of patients and their families. It’s a challenging and rewarding career. You play a central role in understanding the health needs of people with learning disabilities supporting them in issues which affect their lives, their individual needs, rights and opportunities in society. You empower the person with a learning disability to have a fulfilling life, to live as independently as possible, and support their family.

You gain specialist knowledge and skills in autism, effective communication skills, and creative and solution focused problem-solving experiences. You play a key role to educate, empower and support the wider team, which may include psychiatrists, physiotherapists, psychologists and occupational therapists, working alongside people with a learning disability.

A large part of your role is in the community setting, including visiting people in their own homes, or within a supported living environment. You also work in respite services, inpatient settings, clinics, or in forensic hospitals supporting people who are detained under the Mental Health Act. You may assist people with a variety of learning disabilities, autism spectrum conditions, complex physical health needs and mental health needs which may be described as challenging. Your work also involves managing medicines, giving injections and undertaking clinical tasks.

50% of the learning time is spent engaging in University or self-managed learning activities (theory) and 50% of the time is spent within placement allocations (practice). Throughout the course, as part of the placement experience, you will be required to participate in a shift pattern rota and work weekends and undertake night duties. The range of placements provide diverse and rewarding learning experiences. Placements may not be near to your home or within your local trust. You are expected to travel to different areas. The structure and sequencing of University and placement-based learning means that holidays are fixed - it is not possible to take holidays outside of the set dates.

**After the course**: A diverse range of career opportunities are available within the NHS and private sectors in the UK and overseas. This course provides a stepping stone from which you can develop your expertise in the fields of nursing practice, leadership, research, education and consultancy.

Modules

Visit the course pages of Teesside University’s website (www.tees.ac.uk or Visit our course page link provided below) for information on modules.

Assessment methods

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Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Teesside University

Department:

Nursing, Midwifery and Health Professions

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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.

82%
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

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
73%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

88%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
39%
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?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students
59%
2:1 or above
11%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
low
Employed or in further education
97%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

97%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
1%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure 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.

£26k

£26k

£27k

£27k

£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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