HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?
Your course will be based on a series of interactive lectures, with associated seminars, workshop practical classes. In fact you will be engaged in a wide range of interesting teaching and learning activities making the challenges of learning more enjoyable. In addition, your personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice.
The course makes extensive use of learning technology to organize teaching and learning through our virtual learning environment. This gives access to course materials, documents, video and 'lecture capture' to assist in revision. In addition, most modules make use of regular online assessments to help students evaluate their own progress.
In a typical teaching week you will have up to 19 contact hours of study (classroom, online etc) and this will break down as:
|Personal Tutorial/Small group teaching
||1 hour of tutorial (or, later, individual project supervision) every 2 weeks
|Medium group teaching
||6 hours of workshops or seminars
|Large group teaching
||12 hours of lectures
||17 hours each week studying and revising in your own time
5 GCSEs at grade A*–C including English Language and Mathematics, or specified equivalents.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMM in a health subject.
International Baccalaureate Diploma: 30 points.
Applicants are normally expected to have had some experience of working with people with learning disabilities in a health, social care or charity setting, on a voluntary or paid basis. You will also need to sit a maths test as part of the selection process. Try our sample maths test here.
English as a Foreign Language: IELTS 7.0.
Applicants will be required to attend an interview. Satisfactory health clearance and criminal records disclosure required.
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How will this course enhance my career prospects?
Following registering as a Learning Disability Practitioner, your career is your own with a multitude of possibilities for you to develop and enhance your skills as a practitioner in this important field of practice.
Experienced teaching staff along with the Faculty careers advisors service will assist you to get your first choice post and also to map out a pathway of learning beyond registration to suit your own goals.
Our course has a 100% employability rating with students gaining employment in specialist NHS services, independent forensic services and multi-agency services for children.
Throughout your Learning Disability Nursing course you will have six practice placements working with colleagues from the Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Social Care and the Independent Sector. Work placements are integral to the course as an essential component to prepare you for safe professional practice and enhances your employability.
These placements are designed to allow the student to apply theoretical knowledge to practice settings and to assist in achieving nationally agreed competencies for student nurses within this field of practice. You will work closely with qualified nurses and assistants, as well as a range of other professionals who work closely in the provision of learning disability services.
What’s included in the fee
- Student course fees are paid by the DH together with the costs of Criminal Record Bureau Disclosure (CBR), Occupational Health and uniform
- The University contributes to printing costs associated with essential teaching delivery
- Students can apply for a NHS bursary and placement travel expenses, which are based on individual circumstances. Students are advised to go to the Department of Health website for more information
- The Department of Health is currently reviewing the student bursary and travel costs for students recruited from September 2012
Additional costs not included in the fees:
- Core textbooks
- Dependent upon bursary eligibility some students may need to fund costs associated with placement visits
* The fee for this course is currently funded by the Department of Health. This may change in the future as part of the Government’s reforms of the Health Service. All students regardless of nationality may be eligible for NHS bursary support. Applicants should check the Department of Health website Department of Health website for the terms and conditions regarding eligibility.