Sheffield Hallam University
Nursing (Learning Disability) and Social Work BSc (Hons)
Sheffield Hallam University

Key Course Facts


Salary of Graduates in Teacher Training

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Teacher Training at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25500 £25000 £30500
25-75 percentile range £25000 - £27000 £21500 - £26000 £24000 - £32000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Teacher Training

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26506 £24514 £28116
25-75 percentile range £24888 - £29177 £18792 - £27897 £20130 - £32846

Course Description

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.

Course summary:

  • Understand contemporary nursing and social work practice.
  • Transform the lives of people who have learning disabilities.
  • Spend 50% of your course on placement — enhancing your employability.
  • Collaborate with other professional groups within health and social care.
  • Gain real-world experience and sought-after credentials — qualifying as a social worker in England and a Learning Disabilities Nurse.

On this course, you’ll gain the skills and experience you need to provide exceptional care to people with learning disabilities. You’ll tailor your studies, and learn from other practitioners and students — understanding where your specialism fits into the wider sphere of healthcare. You’ll graduate with the qualifications and credentials you need to enter practice.

How you learn:

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

The course is comprised of integrated health and social care modules, based around the central theme of learning disabilities which explore and develop your nursing and social work practice. There is also a strong emphasis on multidisciplinary collaborative teaching and learning throughout the programme.

You’ll be equipped with the knowledge, skills and values that enhance your employment opportunities, give you a strong professional identity as well as confidence in working with different professional groups and agencies to develop solutions to real world practice issues.

  • practice-based learning
  • lectures, seminars and workshops
  • simulations
  • online learning

Applied learning

Theory will prepare you for practice learning experiences are designed to help you not only to apply theory to practice, but to develop critical and ethical approaches to your practice in order to become life-long, competent professionals. You are required to attend the practice learning experiences provided on the course to achieve the course practice learning outcomes.

You’ll undertake a range of practice learning experiences, helping you to build your skills, confidence, creativity, resilience, integrity and curiosity. This will take place in different practice learning environments, reflecting the range of ways in which services are currently delivered. This might include simulated learning and virtual placements alongside real world experience of services delivered face to face to service users.

The university will ensure that the practice learning element of your course will be compliant with the requirements of the Professional and Statutory Regulatory Body (PSRB) governing your chosen profession. This is so that by the end of your course, you will have been provided with the opportunity to demonstrate attainment of the requirements to register as a professional with your chosen profession.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Nursing (Learning Disability) and Social Work BSc (Hons) at Sheffield Hallam University

77% Protective service occupations
6% Skilled trades occupations
3% Business and public service associate professionals
2% Administrative occupations
2% Elementary occupations
1% Media Professionals
1% Teaching Professionals
1% Sales occupations
1% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
1% Artistic, literary and media occupations

Grading & Study Time

**Exams** **Coursework** **Practical**

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

This must include at least two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. We do not accept AS levels. For example: BBB at A Level DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma A combination of qualifications, which may include general studies

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Access to HE Diploma

FdSc Professional Practice in Health & Social Care - If you are in the process of completing or have successfully completed the above programme at one of our partner colleges (Sheffield College, Barnsley College, Chesterfield College, North Lindsey College, Dearne Valley College, Manchester College, Stockport College and Doncaster College) and are looking to progress your career as a registered professional within the Health & Social Care sector, we would welcome an application from you via UCAS to start in Year 1. Successful completion of our Foundation Year in Health, Sport & Social Care. Other equivalent qualifications are considered individually, and include previous degrees that are grade 2.2 or above

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 7

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent.

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Nursing (Learning Disability) and Social Work, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Nursing (Learning Disability) and Social Work BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £15860 year 1
International £15860 year 1
EU £16655 year 1
International £16655 year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/2025 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

Our tuition fees for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees:

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

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About Sheffield Hallam University

Founded in 1969, Sheffield Hallam University is located in the city of Sheffield, in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England. Sheffield is the UK's fifth largest urban centre, 60% of which consists of vibrant green spaces such as city parks, gardens and countryside. SHU prides itself on the important position it occupies in Sheffield as a pillar of the local economy, workforce, and infrastructure. This is reflected in the fact that almost half of this university’s enrolled students are from low-income backgrounds.

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