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Undergraduate courses 2024/25

Learning Disabilities Nursing, BSc Hons (Degree Apprenticeship)

Our learning disabilities nursing degree apprenticeship offers a balanced combination of practice-based and academic learning to enhance your skills and knowledge.

Our pre-registration Learning Disabilities Nursing Apprenticeship Degree provides the knowledge, skills and confidence to work as a Registered Nurse. You will train to work as part of a team in a variety of health and social care settings with individuals, their families and carers, professionals and agencies.

You will learn to enable people with learning disabilities and those who support them to develop knowledge and skills in meeting their specific health and other challenges.

Our apprentices will have a wide range of training opportunities and have an excellent reputation for delivering health and social care education.

The course leads to a bachelor's degree (BSc Hons) over either three or four years of study at university and in the workplace. Please note that the 3-year course is full-time throughout the course. The four-year course is full-time in years one and two, part-time in years three and four.

This course delivers the Registered Nurse (NMC 2018) Degree Apprenticeship Standard ST0781 and End Point Assessment Plan listed on the Institute for Apprenticeships website.

Applicants should agree in advance with their employer Education/Apprenticeship Lead which course they will be applying for.

Degree apprenticeship

Applications are made through the apprenticeships programme.

Duration

3 - 4 years part-time

Start month

September

Fees information

For fee information related to this course, please see fees section below.

What you should know about this course

  • Nursing and Midwifery at Greenwich is number one in London for satisfaction with teaching (Guardian League Tables 2022)
  • You will be able to earn while you learn.
  • Our apprenticeship offers a balanced combination of practice-based and academic learning to enhance and consolidate your skills and knowledge.
  • You will have access to our state-of the-art simulation facilities and our extensive network of health and social care partners across London and the south-east.
  • You will need to apply through your employer as they will be funding your apprenticeship.

How apprenticeships work


Study for a degree and gain valuable experience without leaving your job or paying any fees.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

When you join us, you will be taught and supported by an experienced team of lecturers and professionals who have a wealth of hands-on experience of delivering health and social care across all fields of nursing, midwifery and paramedicine.

Come and meet us

We are offering virtual events so that you can still experience how Greenwich could be the right university for you.

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To find out more about our Open Days and Campus Tours or if you need any assistance, please email opendays@gre.ac.uk.

Entry requirements

From the start of your apprenticeship, you will need to be employed full-time (30 hours or more per week) in an appropriate healthcare setting where you can train as a Registered Nurse.

If you are not already employed in a health or social care setting, you should contact NHS Trusts and other healthcare organisations in your area to check if they are recruiting nursing apprentices.

Applicants will need:

  • Mathematics and English GCSE grade A-C/9-4 or recognised equivalents
  • Transferable skills and readiness to study at the undergraduate level
  • Two years of employment in a relevant health or social care setting

You will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including mathematics and English or a recognised level 2 equivalent.

For enquiries please contact apprenticeships@greenwich.ac.uk

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use Prior Learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

The following data is based on the compulsory modules for this programme.*

* Compiled from modules taught on 2023-2024 courses.

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled learning and independent study.

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our 'What you will study' section.

Seminars and workshops enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Class sizes vary by module. Lectures are normally attended by larger groups, and seminars/tutorials by smaller groups. This can vary more widely for modules that are shared between degrees. All students will have opportunities for one-to-one time with their tutors.

Independent learning

Throughout your apprenticeship, we will encourage you to learn independently with support from your lecturers and tutors to achieve your goals and broaden your knowledge through online learning and independent reading.

Overall workload

Typically your learning at university is through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars to discuss and develop your understanding of lecture topics
  • One-to-one tutorials
  • Online learning through the university's virtual learning platform
  • Simulation in our clinical skills laboratories to practice your clinical and communication skills in a safe and supervised environment

Assessment

Students are assessed through a combination of assessment methods depending on the modules chosen.

You can view how each module is assessed within our 'What you will study' section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assignments and to release examination results within 15 working days.

Dates and timetables

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Fees and funding

The course fees are shared between government and employers. Visit our degree apprenticeships pages to find out how the cost of your course is met.

Other costs

Apprenticeships are paid for by employers, not apprentices.

Employers with a payroll of more than £3 million can use their apprenticeship levy contributions to pay for places on apprenticeship programmes.

Any business with a payroll below £3 million is eligible for government funding that will cover at least 95% of the cost of an apprenticeship programme.

Additional incentives are also available to employers who take on young apprentices.

Learn more information about the Apprenticeship Levy.

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Learning Disabilities Nursing Alumna Ashley McCarthy


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If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK student or have settled/pre-settled status (EU) and you want to study part-time then you can apply directly via our online application form.

If you are from outside the UK, you can apply via UCAS, directly via our online application form or via one of our in-country representatives. If you require a student visa, you cannot study part-time at undergraduate level.