40 weeks
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

The PgDip Community Health courses are approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and offer you the opportunity to gain a Specialist Practitioner Qualification in Community Children’s Nursing, Community Learning Disability Nursing, District Nursing, or General Practice Nursing. The courses comprise 50% theory and 50% practice. The course is approved by the NMC to offer students the opportunity to gain a specialist practitioner qualification in Community Children's Nursing, Community Learning Disabilities Nursing, District Nursing or General Practice Nursing.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants for PgDip will required to have a first degree in a relevant subject, with a minimum of a 2:2 classification and demonstrate the ability to study independently at level 7.
  • Additionally, all applicants will have completed a period of experience of sufficient length to have consolidated preregistration outcomes and to have gained a deeper understanding in relevant professional practice. You must be supported in practice for the duration of the course by an appropriately qualified Sign-off Mentor or Practice Teacher. You must also meet the NMC specific entry requirements for the Specialist Practitioner Qualification.
  • Community Children’s Nursing applicants must be registered as a first level nurse – children (RN8, RNC). Community Learning Disabilities Nursing applicants must be registered as a first level nurse – learning disabilities (RN5, RNLD). District Nursing applicants must be registered as a first level nurse – adult (RN1, RNA). General Practice Nursing applicants must be registered as a first level nurse – adult (RN1, RNA) or a first level nurse – children (RN8, RNC).