Taught course

Community Specialist Practitioner - District Nursing

Leeds Beckett University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should have completed the Postgraduate Diploma Community Specialist Practice: District Nursing before applying for the top up award.

Months of entry


Course content

You will develop a co-ordinated and holistic approach to meet the healthcare needs of the wider community so you can help improve and maximise their life chances. As a specialist practitioner, this course will meet your additional needs preparing you to use your discretion and judgement to make high-level clinical decisions in the management and provision of quality care.

By analysing clinical practice and development, care and programme management and leadership, you will gain a thorough knowledge of the complexity of delivering health and social care services. An equal balance of practical experience and theory, the course will develop your expertise as a specialist practitioner. By undertaking a number of work placements in the area of district nursing, you will build up a network of contacts that can lead to future employment opportunities.

Once you've successfully completed our Leadership, Management and Enterprise module, you will have the opportunity to apply to the Chartered Management Institute to receive their Level 7 Certificate in Management and Leadership, adding another professional hallmark to your portfolio.

Information for international students

For International students the English requirement for this course is IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5 or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admission Enquiries
+44 (0)113 812 3113