Taught course

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting)

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

Entry requirements

You will normally possess an Ordinary bachelor's degree.

You must be a Registered Nurse on sub part 1 or Midwife on the NMC professional register.

If you have recently graduated from your pre-registration nursing education course and have applied for NMC registration then you may also be considered for entry to the PgDip.

Due to the practice placement element of the course you must have secured a trainee/student Health Visitor post and therefore be fully supported by an NHS employer to undertake the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) will prepare you for 21st century Health Visiting practice and entry to the third part of the professional NMC register. While studying, you will acquire the theoretical knowledge and practical experience required to promote and improve the health and wellbeing of:

  • children
  • young people
  • families
  • communities

The PgDip leads to both an academic award and professional qualification. It consists of equally distributed theoretical learning and practice based experience and is designed to take into consideration the health care needs of children, families and communities currently within the UK.

Professional Approval and Accreditation:

The PgDip is professionally recognised by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) and developed in line with the NMC's Standards of Proficiency for Specialist Community Public Health Nurses. Our PgDip is also accredited through Unicef UK Baby Friendly, with the standards implemented across the programme.

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

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