Taught course

Community Specialist Practice (Community Learning Disabilities Nursing)

University of Cumbria · Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd class honours degree. If you apply for this course you must be current on the NMC Nursing register and you will need to provide evidence of study at level 5/6 within the last five years or complete an approved study skills course. See course page for more detailed entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

If you work as a nurse and want to increase your job prospects, then why not specialise within Community Learning Disabilities? We'll provide you with everything you need to become a specialist practitioner in this field, combining the theory you learn with the skills you have developed in practice to ensure successful progression of your career.

You'll learn how to think, read and write critically around contemporary issues involving community learning disabilities, and thanks to our excellent working relationships with partner trusts, have the ability to put your studies to practice in a supportive learning environment. Our expert training staff are here to provide the benefit of their experience, so take advantage of our wealth of facilities and continue your professional development.

We provide a challenging and flexible learning environment for registered nurses to develop in community specialist practice. As well as a broad knowledge in relation to public health, you'll develop specialist skills in aspects such as health assessment, clinical care and case management.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquiry Centre
0845 606 1144