Nursing (Learning Disabilities) PgDip

University of West London

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Full-time | Berkshire Institute for Health | 2 years | SEP-19, SEP-20
  • Full-time | Berkshire Institute for Health | 2 years | SEP-19, SEP-20
  • Full-time | University of West London | 2 years | SEP-19, SEP-20

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    20 (Social Work)
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    / 4.00
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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

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  • Start date

    SEP-19, SEP-20

Course Summary

This course will prepare you to make a positive contribution to the health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities. You will learn how to assess the often complex social and health care needs and support the delivery of robust, evidence-based care plans. On completion of the course you’ll be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Learning Disabilities Nurse. This Learning Disability Nursing degree has been designed with input from students, service users and our partners in the NHS and voluntary and independent sectors. You will benefit from a combination of staff expertise, active learning resources and placement work that will prepare you for current nursing practice.

On this course you will learn how to deliver care to the new standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for Education and Training and the Future Nurse: Standards of proficiency for registered nurses (NMC). The aim is to equip you with the skills and knowledge to face the challenges of nursing in the twenty-first century, with a focus on caring for people with learning disabilities.

You will learn how to: provide, lead and coordinate care that is compassionate and evidence-based; care for people with complex mental, physical, cognitive and behavioural care needs; care for people in healthcare settings including their own home, in the community and in hospital; help promote health, protect health and prevent ill health; empower people, communities and populations to take control of their own health decisions and behaviours; care for people of different ages, backgrounds, cultures and beliefs; care for people at the end of their life; work across health- and social care services; play a proactive role in multidisciplinary teams; think critically and apply your knowledge and skills; be emotionally intelligent and resilient, while managing your personal health and wellbeing.

Many of our graduates find work with local NHS Trusts or healthcare organisations. Alternatively, you could continue your studies at UWL. This will help you to enhance your clinical knowledge and skills in a specialist area. We also offer Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses for healthcare practitioners.

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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About this University

The University of West London is the Career University, providing industry-standard facilities, great industry links and excellent employment opportunities. Based in leafy west London with great transport links, UWL combines everything London has to offer with a real community atmosphere where everyone is valued, accepted and supported to reach their true potential.


Berkshire Institute for Health

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