University of Huddersfield
Nursing (Blended Learning) (Learning Disability) BSc (Hons)
University of Huddersfield

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This course has been designed for those who would like to become a nurse and are located within the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, Cheshire and Merseyside, North West, Cumbria or North Lincolnshire. If you are located outside these areas please visit Health Education England for information on your nearest course provider - https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/blended-learning/decide-where-study-nursing

Are you passionate about meeting the needs of people with a learning disability? Are you looking for an interesting and exciting career working to support people’s health, wellbeing and independence? Our Nursing (Blended Learning) Learning Disability BSc(Hons) degree regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) could be a great place for you to take the first steps towards making a huge difference to people’s everyday lives.

  • You’ll have the opportunity to study to become a nurse in a flexible way, that fits around work and life.

  • You'll be supported by a team who really understand what it’s like to be a learning disability nurse and will learn through lectures, seminars, group work, simulation and role play.

  • You'll practice and develop your skills through a variety of clinical placements in a range of statutory, private and voluntary services, in order to prepare you to pursue your career.

  • You'll learn how to work in partnership with service users, their families, carers and other professionals to promote health and wellbeing.

  • You’ll have the opportunity to hear the experiences and viewpoints from service users and carers, who are part of the Public Partnership Group.

Learning disability nursing is an exciting and rewarding career where you can support people from a range of backgrounds to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Learning disability nurses provide hands on care, as well as emotional and educational support in order to promote an individual’s independence. They work in people’s homes, schools, respite units, hospitals and secure services to empower individuals to achieve their potential and have more choice and control over their lives. Working in partnership with the individual and their families, learning disability nurses work independently and with other professionals, learning how to respond to individual needs.

This course provides a flexible way to fit study around work and life, using mainly digital technologies, but still including practical, hands-on experience. Although the theoretical component is predominantly delivered online, you’ll attend the campus in Huddersfield for a maximum total of four one-week blocks for simulation and skills training. You'll do this in each year of the course, providing the opportunity for you to practise skills in a safe and controlled environment. You’ll also undertake practice placements across the NHS and healthcare organisations in a setting close to home.

Professional links and accreditation: This course is regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC - http://www.nmc.org.uk/).

Whilst studying this course you're currently not required to register as a member with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), however you must follow their codes of conduct.

NHS Funding: Students studying this course may be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the NHS Learning Support Fund Website (https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund).

Recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) for the purpose of registration as a qualified nurse (learning disabilities).

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 13 graduates of Nursing (Blended Learning) (Learning Disability) BSc (Hons) at University of Huddersfield for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Adult Nursing.

Overall student satisfaction
62 /100
13 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Nursing (Blended Learning) (Learning Disability) BSc (Hons) at University of Huddersfield

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Nursing (Blended Learning) (Learning Disability) BSc (Hons) 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 £24000 £24000 £26000
25-75 percentile range £24000 - £26000 £18500 - £27500 £19500 - £30500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Adult Nursing

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24571 £25500 £27196
25-75 percentile range £23047 - £27524 £18628 - £30500 £20088 - £32804

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

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

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

Example below based on all graduates of Nursing (Blended Learning) (Learning Disability) BSc (Hons) at University of Huddersfield

92% Nursing Professionals
2% Caring personal services
2% Other Health Professionals
1% Administrative occupations

The assessment methods on the course are varied and involve a combination of coursework, practice/proficiency-based learning, reports, presentations, and examinations. The nature of assessment varies between modules mirroring the modes of communication expected of graduates in this field, such as the ability to present to a range of audiences and provide reports to enhance the quality of care.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications. If you are studying A Level Science, the endorsement for practical work is essential and a requirement for entry to our degree course.

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

If you are studying A Level Science, the endorsement for practical work is essential and a requirement for entry to our degree course.

120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma/Level 3 Extended Diploma at grade B. This course has been designed for those who would like to become a nurse and are located within the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, Cheshire and Merseyside, North West, Cumbria or North Lincolnshire. If you are located outside these areas please visit Health Education England (https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/blended-learning/decide-where-study-nursing) for information on your nearest course provider. In addition, you must have completed 12 years of general education and have GCSE English Language or English Literature and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme, or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English. You must demonstrate that you have a broad understanding of learning disability nursing, as well as relevant work experience (employment or voluntary) highlighting your transferable skills. You must have access to a computer with a reliable internet connection and the ability to access and use online study guidance and support as this course is delivered through distance learning. Offers will be subject to an interview and references. Please note all the information provided in support of your application may be checked and must be verifiable as a true record. You’ll need a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and occupational health clearances prior to registration on the course. We arrange these as part of the application process. You'll be required to sign a self-declaration at the start of each year and at the end of the course. All police contact during the course must be reported to the course leader as a matter of urgency and may lead to suspension or termination. We will request an Overseas Police Check if you have lived in a country outside of the UK for 6 months or more (whether continuously or in total) in the last 10 years before applying to us and whilst aged 18 or over. You must meet the NMC (2018c) entry requirements in respect of literacy and numeracy, good character and good health. You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course (http://www.hud.ac.uk/hhs/apl). Please note that the course you are applying for is regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) which allows a maximum of 50% of credits for the award to be conferred through accreditation of prior learning. If you have alternative qualifications you may wish to contact us for advice before applying. Please note places are limited and attainment of the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an interview or offer. You must include details of any previous study. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees

Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Nursing (Blended Learning) (Learning Disability), BSc (Hons).

Costs

Tuition Fees Nursing (Blended Learning) (Learning Disability) BSc (Hons)

Channel Islands £9250 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
EU £18000 year 1
International £18000 year 1

Additional fee information

This information is for applicants applying to study at the University of Huddersfield in the academic year 2021/22. Please note that your tuition fees for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation RPI-X. This webpage will be updated with 2022/23 tuition fees as information becomes available.

If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/tuition-fees/

Please email the Student Finance Office [email protected] or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

The Government has announced that from September 2020 new and existing students studying this course will be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on:

The Governments website -
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nursing-students-to-receive-5-000-payment-a-year?

and the Council of Deans Frequently Asked Questions -
https://councilofdeans.org.uk/2019/12/new-student-support-arrangements-for-healthcare-students/

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, 2024

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)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Huddersfield in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Huddersfield in related subject specific rankings.

Medicine & Health

    • #32 
    • #40 
    Nursing
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #43 
    • #59 
    Nursing
    Good University Guide by Subject - The Times
    [Published ]
    • #20 
    • #201 
    Nursing
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]

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About University of Huddersfield

The University of Huddersfield is a research university which is maintained through public funding, based in Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, England. The university’s main campus, known as Queensgate, is located within just five minute’s walking distance of Huddersfield city centre. In addition, there are two other campuses used for distinct functions, the Oldham campus and the Barnsley campus.

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Where is this programme taught

Queensgate Campus
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