Taught course

Child Nursing

City, University of London · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

To apply for this course, you must have

  • a lower second-class honours degree or above.
  • an awareness of health or health-related care issues.
  • a minimum of a grade 4 pass (C) at GCSE English and Mathematics. Please note, we will not accept any equivalent qualification, only GCSEs.

We also take into account previous work experience.

You will be required to have occupational health and enhanced disclosure and barring service clearing. Academic and character references may be requested. Successful completion of Assessment of Prior Learning (APL) is required.

Months of entry


Course content

The Postgraduate Diploma in Child Nursing is designed for students who already have a degree and are looking for progression and further challenges which can be fulfilled by undertaking a rewarding and lifelong career within the nursing profession.

For those starting in September 2018 a new postgraduate pre-registration scholarship, worth £4,450, is available to those who display either clinical or academic excellence.

Throughout the course you will develop your knowledge, skills and interests in both general medicine and surgery in addition to specialist areas. You will learn through a range of methods including academic study, simulated practice learning and clinical placements where you will have the opportunity to work alongside other health care professionals in a multidisciplinary team.

Read third year student Alex Spedding’s monthly blog to find out why she choose to study child nursing at City, her experiences on the course and advice for anyone considering studying child nursing at City.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Child Nursing prepares you for a fulfilling and rewarding career caring for children, and their parents, at different stages of the developmental spectrum who have had injuries, suffered accidents, acquired disease or have a range of healthcare needs.

Children’s nursing is a challenging and fulfilling profession. As a child nurse you need to be committed and dedicated with the willingness to give time to others with care and compassion. You will learn the skills of clinical decision-making that is supported by knowledge and experience of providing healthcare to a diverse population.

The course combines theoretical study with clinical experience gained at London’s leading hospitals, trusts and community settings. The School's facilities feature an excellent Clinical Skills Centre, including a simulated wards, where you can prepare for your practice experience. Whilst on clinical placements you will also benefit from exposure to the capital’s diverse population.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24+ months

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7040 5790