Learning Disability Nursing

Learning Disability and Mental Health


Take steps towards a rewarding career as a Learning Disability Nurse and develop the core skills to support the mental wellbeing of children, young people and adults with mental illnesses, with the Learning Disability Nursing. In this course, learners will familiarise with a wide range of nursing models and psychological approaches, and how to apply them to assist individuals with a broad spectrum of learning needs.

You will start by learning the definition of disability and mental illness, moving onto the role of a Learning Disability Nurse, and different approaches and interventions. The course covers CBT therapy, countertransference care planning, therapeutic relationship, and health promotion. On completion, learners will be equipped with the practical knowledge and skills to fast track their career and work in a wide range of community or supported living settings.

Highlights of  The Learning Disability Nursing:

  • Kickstart your career with a certificate in Learning Disability Nursing
  • Understand the definition of learning disability and mental illness
  • Learn how to apply cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in nursing
  • Understand why therapeutic relationships are important in nursing
  • Explore a wide range of anger management and relaxation techniques
  • Familiarise with psychodynamic principles and their possible applications
  • Be able to provide adequate care and provision for children, young people & adults 
  • Identify the psychosocial factors in mental illness in children, adults and the elderly
  • Discover a wide range of nursing models and implementation of care strategies
  • Gain an insight into the role of a Learning Disability Nurse Consultant

Please note: This course only gives you the theoretical knowledge that you need to excel in this field. This Learning Disability Nursing doesn’t entitle you to practise as a professional in this specific field.

Course Design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Online study materials
  • Mock exams
  • Multiple-choice assessment

Who is This Course for?

The course is suitable for aspiring Learning Disability Nurses who wish to gain the relevant skills, knowledge and certification to fast track their career. This introductory course has no specific entry requirements and can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis.

Why Study This Course

Whether you’re an existing practitioner or aspiring professional, this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with key skills and an accredited qualification attesting to your knowledge.

The Learning Disability Nursing is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

How is The Course Assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I Receive a Certificate of Completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised certificate and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Career Path

This Learning Disability Nursing will help you gain all the necessary theoretical knowledge to excel in the relevant field. Enrol on our course now and get started on the journey of taking your career to the next level.

Course Curriculum

Learning Disability Nursing
Module 01: Learning Disability and Mental Health 00:30:00
Module 02: Learning Disability Nursing 00:30:00
Module 03: Psychosocial Interventions 00:30:00
Module 04: Psychodynamic Approaches 00:30:00
Module 05: Learning Disability Nursing Throughout the Lifespan 01:00:00
Module 06: Role of the Learning Disability Nurse in Promoting Health and Well-Being 01:00:00
Module 07: Care Planning in Mental Health Settings 00:30:00
Module 08: Nursing Models and Behavioural Interventions 00:30:00
Module 09: The Future of Learning Disability Nursing 00:30:00
Module 10: Future Spheres of Practice for Learning Disability Nursing 00:30:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam- Learning Disability Nursing 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam- Learning Disability Nursing 00:20:00

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