Taught course

Community Specialist Practice (District Nursing)

Wrexham University · Nursing and Allied Health

Entry requirements

All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold current registration as a nurse (part 1) with the UK NMC.
  • Provide a satisfactory reference from a current employer/line manager.
  • Provide a self-declaration of health and good character and where required, undertake a satisfactory occupational health assessment.
  • Hold a current full UK driving licence.
  • Before you are offered a place on this programme, you will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance (previously known as CRB) so that a check can be made on your suitability for working with children and/or vulnerable adults.
  • All candidates who meet the entry criteria will be offered an interview.

Graduate entry

  • An honours degree in nursing or related subject awarded by an approved degree awarding body within the previous 5 years.
  • Evidence of successful level six or seven academic within the previous 5 years.

Non-graduate entry

  • A qualification or pass degree in nursing or midwifery or related subject
  • Evidence of successful level six or seven academic study undertaken within the previous two years.

Months of entry


Course content

Broaden your understanding and develop a critical awareness of the role and responsibility of key aspects of district nursing, including the coherent an detailed knowledge at the forefront of care.

  • Our course is designed for qualified nurses who hold a current registration as a nurse (part 1) with the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council Register (equivalent to parts 1 or 12 of the NMC Register). The programme enables the student to qualify as a District Nurse and record the qualification with the NMC.
  • An attractive feature of the programme is that the Postgraduate Diploma element of the courses can be taken full-time for 1 year (self-funded) or part-time over 2 years (possibility of Welsh government funding if you work in Wales) or flexibly by a module by module approach (over 4 years).
  • The Postgraduate Diploma (Level 7) is open to students who hold a minimum of 120 credits at level 6. On successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma in Health & Social Care (District Nursing), students can continue their studies and achieve a full masters, titled MSc Health and Social Care (Community Specialist Practice).

Key course features

  • You will be taught by a dedicated team of professional nurses who have backgrounds in District Nursing and Community Nursing Roles.
  • On successful completion of the Community Specialist Practice Programme, the District Nursing qualification will be recordable with the NMC.
  • The programme provides a balance of theory and practice, delivered through blended online and campus learning.
  • On successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma, students who have accrued the required credits at level 7 can be offered the opportunity to undertake a 60 credit dissertation, leading to a full masters qualification titled MSc Community Nursing Specialist Practice.
  • Programme subject to NMC approval

Fees and funding

You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.

The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our fees & finance pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

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