Taught course

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting)

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

Entry requirements

You must be registered as a nurse or midwife on either parts 1 or 2 of the NMC professional register.

You can be admitted to our course if you can evidence successful completion of your pre-registration nursing education course and if you have applied for NMC registration.

You 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.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our Postgraduate Diploma 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 programme of study leads to both an academic award and professional qualification. It consists of equally distributed theoretical learning and practice based experience within the six core modules.

Each module has been designed to take into consideration the health care needs of children, families and communities currently within the UK.

The course is governed by the Nursing & Midwifery Council and is regulated by University of the West of Scotland.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

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