Everything you need to know...
- Build upon your qualifications and registered nurse status, attaining further specialist credentials.
- Become eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - Health Visitor or School Nurse
- Embark upon a rewarding career as a health visitor or school nurse.
- Gain rounded experience with 50% practice and 50% theory.
- Develop a pragmatic public health philosophy and an evidence-based skill set.
This course is open to applicants who hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting and School Nursing). You'll gain the skills and experience you need for full-time practice, and meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council's standards for such training. NHS sponsorship is required for full NMC recognition.
How you learn
Your lecturer's view
Students who have achieved the Post Graduate Diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting and School Nursing) can progress to the MSc Public Health by undertaking the MSc dissertation module.
The modern and diverse placements are designed to meet the changing needs of children, young people and families, and may include work with social services, in education or with a variety of organisations from the voluntary sector. They foster collaborations with those that work alongside health visitors and school nurses.
This course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Graduates are eligible to apply to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - Health Visitor or School Nurse.
You must be registered with the NMC in order to practise as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse in the UK.
To access the full course and gain the NMC recognised qualifications, you need to be sponsored by an employing NHS organisation (hence have NHS contract for the length of the course).
Where will I study?
You study at your own location by distance learning
Completion of the PGDip in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting or School Nursing) award
Additional information for EU/International students
This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £8,240 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied (£690 for 15 credits or £1,375 for 30 credits).
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £10,906 available for UK and EU students on most masters courses.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Nursing and midwifery courses (PDF)
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