Taught course

Community Health Studies (Specialist Practitioner District Nursing)

University of South Wales · Faculty of Life Sciences and Education

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a first level registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

You must have acquired a credit rating of 120 credits at Level 6 (Degree) or studied previously at Level 7, e.g. postgraduate diploma.

In addition a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check is required (additional cost applies, no offences are considered spent).

Months of entry


Course content

This part-time course is for registered nurses working in a community setting who aspire to be district nursing leaders.

Currently all staff applying for band 6 and band 7 leadership positions within district nursing teams are required to have (or be working towards) an SPQ so this is an essential qualification to gain if you wish to enhance your career within community services.

This SPQ course is focused on developing your leadership and influencing skills so you will develop the confidence to implement quality improvements and lead large nursing teams. Successful completion will lead to registration of a Specialist Practice Qualification (SPQ) in District nursing.

This district nursing course is fully funded by the Welsh Government for the first two years and gives you a comprehensive and thorough understanding of the contemporary primary and community health agenda.

Fees and funding

This course is fully funded by the Welsh Government.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions
03455 76 77 78