London South Bank University

Course Introduction

LSBU has been developing, delivering and evaluating courses in the field of learning disability nursing for the past 20 years. Building on this experience, and in response to best practice guidance and changing service demand, we have developed an innovative and contemporary course of study, leading to a Registered Nurses Learning Disability (RNLD) nursing qualification.

Course Modules

Year 1: introduction to life sciences; practice skills for nursing; professional values, ethics and law; social sciences and nursing; concepts and theories of learning disability nursing; personal effectiveness and communication. Year 2: mental wellbeing and physical health; public health and health policy; research methods and use of evidence; health and wellbeing; assessment, planning and managing care; supporting people in mainstream services. Year 3: politics of health; leadership, management and supervision; interventions for people with learning disabilities; providing support across the lifespan; practice development in learning disability nursing; complex needs and dual diagnoses.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BSc (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • CRB check required
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • Course specific

Key Course Information

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82% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 46%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 93%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 86%

£25,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

91% Go on to work and/or study

In work 89
Studying 1
Studying and working 1
Unemployed 5
Unknown 4

15% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 13%

Total Coursework: 59%

Total Practical: 28%

£4,480 - £5,226
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,940 - £6,396
Typical cost of private accommodation