Taught course

Community Specialist Practitioner - District Nursing

Leeds Beckett University · Health and Community Studies

Entry requirements

Applicants should have NMC first level registration (Adult), at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subject of Health and be able to evidence recent professional development. Applicants who do not meet this academic requirement are advised to undertake the Professional Profile Development module in order to apply for recognition of prior (experiential) learning.

Months of entry


Course content

If you’re a registered adult nurse, this qualification will enable you to specialise as a district nurse. You'll be able to record the qualifications of specialist practitioner in district nursing and independent and supplementary prescriber with the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC).

As part of this course, you’ll:

Prepare to use your discretion and judgement to make high-level clinical decisions in the management and provision of quality care

Learn how to apply your knowledge and practical experience in-line with the NMC's core standards for safe and effective specialist practice. This will include clinical practice, care and programme management, clinical practice leadership and clinical practice development

Complete clinical placements that will develop your practice as an effective district nurse

Build a network of contacts as you work through your placements

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Admission Enquiries
+44 (0)113 812 3113