Taught course

Specialist Community Practitioner (District Nursing)

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Education, Health and Community

Entry requirements

You will need:
  • current level one registration on the NMC professional register (part one)
  • a minimum of one year’s post-registration experience
  • 120 credits at Level 5 (to study at Level 6) or 120 credits at level 6 (to study at postgraduate level) in nursing
Additional information:
  • RPL is accepted on this programme
If you have any specific queries, please contact health@ljmu.ac.uk

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

LJMU's Specialist Community Practitioner/District Nursing course combines theory and primary care practice, preparing practitioners to lead service development.
  • Study for a District Nursing qualification recorded with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Follow a curriculum developed by a team of nationwide policy influencers
  • Learn from expert nurses and visiting specialists
  • Have your professional competencies, as set out by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), assessed in theory and practice
  • Benefit from 20 weeks of practice placements with an NMC approved practice teacher
  • This course will only run subject to minimum numbers
The course’s student-centred approach values prior learning and experience and builds on existing clinical and theoretical knowledge.

You will be encouraged to share your past experiences as you network within your peer group and beyond.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Further details of qualification

You can study full time (40 weeks) or part time (80 weeks). Modules are delivered one or two days a week and clinical placements intersperse the classroom learning blocks.

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090