Taught course

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting)

University of Bolton · Faculty of Wellbeing and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants must provide evidence of recent professional and academic development. Furthermore in order to be considered for admission to the PgDip programme you will: have an active entry on Part 1 or Part 2 of the NMC Professional Register; have one year post-registration experience of professional practice; require Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) of at least a first degree (normally minimum second class honours) in a relevant subject; and comply with Occupation Health Screening Procedures and Criminal Records Bureau Screening to the satisfaction of the Health Care Organsations (normally a Primary Care Trust) providing the practice placement.

Months of entry


Course content

The Specialist Community Public Health Nursing course is designed to prepare practitioners for the role of health visitor through meeting the professional standards laid down by the NMC for registration on part 3 of the professional register. It is of interest to you if you are a nurse or midwife and wish to further develop your career through working with clients and communities to improve health.

You will learn a wide range of new skills with supporting knowledge to enable you to practice as a safe and effective specialist community public health nurse. For example, these will include skills of leadership, communication, enquiry, advocacy, critical reflection and analysis.

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Fees and funding

Funded by NHS North West.

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

University of Bolton Enquiries
+44 (0)1204 903903