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Specialist Community Public Health Nursing: Health Visiting PGDip


Leeds Beckett University School of Health & Community Studies

Part time September PgDip 52 Weeks/24 Months

About the course

As a health visitor, you will have a crucial role in ensuring that people have the best possible start in life.

This course provides registered nurses and midwives with the opportunity to become a specialist community public health visitor on the third part of the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) register.

Combining both theory-based and practice-based learning, you will examine the complexities of delivering health and social care services, especially in relation to professional health visiting. You will develop the confidence and expertise to be able to take on leadership roles, influencing and implementing public health policies that will help children, young people and families improve their life chances. 

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Entry Requirements

Applicants should have NMC first level registration, at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subject of Health and be able to evidence recent professional development. Applicants who do not meet this academic requirement are advised to undertake the Professional Profile Development module in order to apply for recognition of prior (experiential) learning.

Students will be recruited on the basis that their values align with those of the NHS Constitution, as well as having the right skills and aptitude, in accordance with Value Based Recruitment, (Health Education England, Value Based Recruitment Framework, October 2014).


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