Glasgow Caledonian University Learning Disability Nursing

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Glasgow Caledonian University Learning Disability Nursing

BSc Nursing Studies (Learning Disability)

Registered Nurses work in partnership with individuals and families to improve autonomy, promote health and support inclusion of people with learning disabilities.You will explore key themes within contemporary learning disability practice including meeting health needs, community engagement, person-centred planning, inclusion and integration, and addressing health inequalities.

This programme focuses on meeting the holistic needs of people with learning disabilities. You will undertake a variety of practice learning experiences within a variety of health and social care settings.

Upon graduation you will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Course Details

3 Years
Start Date
11 September 2017
Full Time
Subject Area
Nursing and Midwifery
GCU Glasgow


Tuition fees need to be paid to the university however some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. A guide to fees at GCU.

Additional Costs

Minimum Entry Requirements

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
BSc Year 1

SQA Higher: BBC including English plus Nat 5 Maths at C

A level: BC plus GCSE English language and Maths at C/4

ILC Higher: H3 H3 H3 including English plus Ordinary Level Maths at B1

IB Diploma: 24 points

College: SWAP West Access to Nursing from partner colleges. HNCs in a variety of subjects will be considered. Applicants must have literacy and numeracy at National 5 level.

BTEC Extended Diploma MMP plus GCSE Maths and English at C/4

BSc Year 2

HNC Care and Administrative Practice with B in the Graded Units, successful completion of 600 clinical hours but advised to achieve as close to 620 clinical hours as possible (in designated clinical area).

Candidates need to obtain a minimum of 90% attendance at College and a minimum of 90% attendance at Practice Placement. Applications subject to interview and places and must be supported by the college partner.

Additional information

Applicants are expected to have evidence of assessed study within the last 5 years.

Selected applicants will be invited to attend one of our Applicant Days as part of the admissions process.

For 2017 entry, the confirmed dates are as follows:

  • BSc and Hons Adult – Saturday 28 January, Saturday 4 February
  • Bsc and Hons Child– Saturday 11 February
  • BSc and Hons Mental Health – Saturday 18 February
  • BSc and Hons Learning Disability – Saturday 18 February
  • Dual Hons LD and Child – Saturday 11 February and Saturday 18 February

Programme content and structure

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

Download course content here. (PDF document)