Taught course

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing

Institution
Cardiff University · School of Healthcare Science
Qualifications
PGDip

Entry requirements

For entry requirements, please see our website.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course is designed to prepare nurses and midwives to become Specialist Community Public Health Nurses.

It leads to the professional award of Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor), with subsequent registration on the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse part of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register.

Half the course takes place on a clinical placement, and Welsh Government funding may be available.

Only by completing the Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) programme will practitioners be eligible to have their names recorded on the third part of the NMC register.

Distinctive features
  • Enables registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse, annotated as health visitor on the third part of the professional register
  • You will spend 50% of the course on placement (this placement may not be in your local area and you will be expected to travel)
  • Funding available via the Welsh Government for students undertaking the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) programme.

Please note: Candidates must work for the NHS in Wales to receive funding from WEDS (Workforce, Education, and Development Services) which is currently available.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgradenquiries@cardiff.ac.uk