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About the course
Our specialist learning disability nurses work with people with
a diverse range of needs. People with learning disabilities live,
work and socialise in all of our communities but they need help to
do that and that’s where our graduates come in. Half study, half
supported practice, this degree takes its student nurses into
people’s homes, schools, treatment units and care services and to
national learning disability events.
This 3-year programme will equip you with the necessary skills
and knowledge to deliver high-quality, evidence-based health care.
Through the academic dimension of the course, you will gain key,
valuable theoretical skills which you will apply in a working
environment. The placements you undertake on this course will teach
you clinical and therapeutic skills which are supported by
timetabled activities in a simulated environment.
The course consists entirely of compulsory modules. On
successful completion of the theory and practice elements of the
course, you are recommended to the Nursing and Midwifery Council
for registration as a Level 1 nurse.
Tariff points: 280 points, points can be from any qualification
on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 200 points from two
or more A levels, or a combination of appropriate Level 3
IB Diploma: 24 points.
BTEC L3 Extended Diploma: DMM in relevant subject(s).
Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 45 credits at merit.
GCSE – (English Language or literature), Maths, and Science at
Grade C or above
Alternative maths – Functional Skills L2 Maths
Alternative science – BTEC First Diploma – Pass
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview. An
annual Good Health and Good Character declaration must be completed
and a Disclosure and Barring Service check is also required.
International students (language
If your first language is not English, you will be required to
provide acceptable evidence of your English language
Nurses leave the Faculty and go on to the wide range of career
opportunities available for them. Some choose to specialise in
areas such as supporting children or adults with profound and
multiple learning disabilities, others go into community based
posts in acute assessment and treatment services or
Management and leadership are desirable career options as are
opportunities for practice education and research. Nurses leaving
the University of Hull have been successful in finding employment
either before graduation or within a short time. Many stay in the
area but some have moved away to a successful career in other areas
and some have gone abroad to countries such as Australia.
With an extensive portfolio of NHS-funded continuing
professional development opportunities, students can expect to
maintain their relationship with their ‘alma mater’- all nurses
need to be able to mentor the next generation of nurses so the
mentorship in practice module is usually the first port of
From then nurses can study at masters level using our flexible
framework to undertake education in key areas of practice including
leadership and advanced practice. Additionally there is the
opportunity to study for a PhD. We also work with our NHS partners
on more bespoke and specific development for staff and teams.