Taught course

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - School Nursing

Leeds Beckett University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should have NMC first level registration, second class honours degree in the cognate subject of Health (or equivalent evidence through APEL) and be able to evidence recent professional development. Applicants for the PGDip will be required to have: - Nursing & Midwifery Council first level registration - The requirements for entry to SCPHN programmes are very flexible and no minimum period post registration experience is required - A minimum of 120 level 6 CATS points or equivalent in health-related subjects, with evidence of recent professional development/study. International students- IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5 or equivalent

Months of entry


Course content

Train to become a specialist community public health nurse on the third part of the nursing register with a specialism in school nursing. The course will enable you to undertake leadership roles and develop the expertise to influence, drive and implement public health policies.

The Postgraduate Diploma prepares you to function as a specialist practitioner. You would normally be required to undertake the first six core modules listed below in order to achieve this. Our MSc will help you continue with your academic studies as you undertake an extended project, relevant to clinical practice. You will normally be expected to complete the additional 60 credit Research in Practice module in order to achieve this, which will take a further one year.

By critically analysing leadership and management in clinical practice, you will examine the complexity of delivering health and social care services especially in relation to professional school nursing. You will develop the skills to deliver quality and innovative health care to children and young people to help improve their life chances. There will be the opportunity to explore concepts of health behaviours and promotion in the public health arena, together with how to meet the wellbeing needs of individuals, groups and communities.

Fees and funding

A scholarship of £1500 is offered to new full-time students studying an MA, MSc or MBA who are eligible to pay Home/EU fees. For Postgraduate Diplomas, Postgraduate Certificates, or part-time courses, a pro rata scholarship is available. Please see our website for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Admission Enquiries
+44 (0)113 812 3113