Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Nursing (Learning Disabilities)

24 months
9250 GBP/year
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This Nursing (Learning Disabilities) course at University of West London 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 Nursing (Learning Disabilities) course is offered at University of West London campus but it is also available at the Berkshire Institute for Health in Reading. As you will spend half your course gaining experience on placement, you should choose a course location that you can travel to easily. Please see the course details below for our London placement partners.

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.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sciences Underpinning Evidence-Based Nursing Practice 
  • Promoting Health and Preventing Ill Health 
  • Delivering Person-Centred Care 
  • Nursing Practice 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a first degree at grade 2:2 or above in any subject 
  • GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 - 4 / A* - C) or Level 2 equivalents 
Portfolio and independent study module
  • If you are successful at interview you will be required to complete a 6000 word portfolio (APL module). You will need to achieve a pass mark of 40% at Level 6, to be offered a place on the course.
  • Guidance on how to complete this independent study module will be provided by the course leader. Candidates are usually given 4 weeks to complete the module.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Scholarships and bursaries offered by UWL offer only a partial contribution to fees, students are advised to research a combination of funding sources for their studies. Each student will be granted a maximum of one scholarship or bursary from their applications, the highest value reduction will be applied.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Nursing (Learning Disabilities)
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