University Of Wolverhampton
Campus: University of Wolverhampton , Wolverhampton
Learning Disability Nursing
3.0 Years • 100% Funding Available
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  • £21,000
    Average Graduate Salary / Year

Learning Disabilities' nurses help people who have a disability to maintain and improve their lifestyles and participate as equal members in the community.The vast majority of people with a learning disability live in the community with their families and participate and contribute to society as do we. Such individuals and their families are supported by a community nursing team who work with the family in supporting the person with a learning disability to lead as independent life as possible. There are a number of people with a learning disability who require services such as 24 hour nursing care and support, respite care, usually to give their family a break for a few days from looking after them, and supported living schemes.

The term ‘learning disabilities’ can apply to all age groups ranging from children with special needs e.g. Autistic Spectrum disorders, to adults with mental health needs or multiple-sensorial disabilities.

Our Learning Disability Nursing course will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills to provide safe and effective nursing care to people with learning disabilities and if successful, to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as aregistered Learning Disability Nurse in a variety of health and social care settings. This is a professional vocational award that carefully integrates theory and practice with 50% of the programme delivered in practice and 50% within the University.

It is designed from a person-centred, practice focused perspective to equip you with the increasingly complex practice skills required by today’s healthcare profession. We prepare you to practice in the 21st century by developing your skills in therapeutic communication and your understanding of the uniqueness of individuals. The course aims to provide a professional award that will provide students’ with the necessary knowledge, skills and values to enable people with Learning Disabilities to achieve their full potential.

Nursing is a demanding vocation which requires hard work, commitment, the ability to problem solve, work independently and contribute to care as part of a team.


  • Research Awarenessfor Healthcare Professionals 
  • 4NH011 Preparation for Practice 
  • 4NH008 Introduction to Learning Disability Nursing 
  • 4NH012 Developing Essential Nursing Skills 
  • 4NH007 Exploring Person-Centred Care from a Nursing Perspective 
  • 4NH010 Understanding Public Health and Wellbeing 
  • 5NH004 Caring for a Person with a Long Term Condition
  • 5NH008 Assessment and Delivery of Person-Centred Care 
  • 5HW025 Framework for Professional Practice 
  • 5NH003 Learning Disability Complex Needsin Practice 
  • 5NH005 Exploring Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing 
  • 5NH002 Nursing Interventionsin Learning Disabilities for People with Complex Needs
  • 6NH007 Ensuring Rights and Responsibilitiesfor People with Learning Disabilities 
  • 6NH031 Leading and Managing Care 
  • 6NH009 Competency and Professionalism in Learning Disability Practice
  • 6NH008 Quality and Contemporary Issuesin Learning Disability Nursing 
  • 6NH043 Practice Improvement Project

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Overall of 240 in United Kingdom Scale .

Successful completion of the BNurs (Hons) Learning Disability Nursing will lead to registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

This course will build and develop upon your knowledge and skills as a practitioner working with people with learning disabilities in a variety of settings. The management and organisation of service provision is constantly changing and developing in line with health and social care policy and you are working with and being involved with such changes. Hence you need to develop the knowledge and skills to enhance your employability and to accept the greater responsibilities that these changes will bring and to be prepared for such changes.

Employability’ is concerned with the development of skills aimed at enhancing your employment prospects in learning disability services throughout your time here at the University of Wolverhampton. Developing specialist subject and academic knowledge is important for employers but they also want to employ individuals who are able to:

Communicate effectively
Work in a team and have good interpersonal skills.
Solve problems
Work on their own using their own initiative and are able to adapt to changing situations
Be self-confident
Demonstrate flexible and transferable skills whilst working in a variety of settings

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Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

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UK and European Union students are eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan given by a British Government Organization called Student Finance England, which is paid directly to your university, independent of your grades or your family’s income.

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Tuition Fees are paid per year. The value above represents the tuition fee for the 2018/2019 academic year.
The tuition fees might be subject to minor increases each year due to inflation.

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