Taught course

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting)

University of the West of Scotland · School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

Candidates must be registered as a nurse or midwife on either parts 1 or 2 of the NMC professional register. Applicants who can evidence successful completion of their pre-registration nursing education programme and who have applied for NMC registration can be admitted to the programme. Candidates will normally be educated to degree level. Admission is permitted with relevant previous academic credit and/or prior learning. This will be in accordance with the University of the West of Scotland Regulatory Framework. Applicants must have the language and literacy skills to understand and use the written materials utilised in the learning and teaching of the programme and be able to communicate clearly and accurately in spoken and written English as per University guidelines or Nursing and Midwifery guidelines* (IELT score of 7 or above) for practice-based placements.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The aim of the Pg Diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) is to prepare first level nurses and midwives for 21st century Health Visiting practice and entry to the third part of the professional NMC register.

The programme is designed to provide motivated professionals with the theoretical knowledge and practical experience required to promote and improve the health and wellbeing of children, families and communities. While also preparing them academically to progress to Masters level study with the option of continuing to the MSc Health Studies (Community Health).

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
0800 027 1000 (+44 141 849 4101 out with UK)