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PGDip Nursing (Child)

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Children's Nursing

Course type


Course Summary

Are you a qualified adult, learning disability or mental health nurse? Do you have current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council? Want to undertake an additional professional role in child nursing?

As health service delivery becomes increasingly integrated, this PGDip Child Nursing course meets the demand for highly employable nurses who can work with complex morbidities across the lifespan, within different settings.

You’ll have access to practice learning opportunities that will enhance your personal and professional values and beliefs. You’ll become a highly competent, resilient and empowered children’s nurse.

Once you graduate from our PGDip Nursing (Child), you’ll be eligible to register as a qualified children’s nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). You’ll have the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to help plan, coordinate and deliver care in a safe, compassionate and effective way.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

You must have current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as a nurse and provide evidence of having worked as a registrant in your intended second field. You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above). Health-related subjects are preferred but not essential. Other subjects will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants without a degree may be considered based on practice experience, subject to demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge of the discipline, including an in-depth awareness of current issues. Skills in critical analysis and evaluation, as well as the ability to learn in a flexible, independent manner, are essential. An interview forms part of the selection process.

University information

Edge Hill University has been established since 1885 and continues to live up to its ethos of ‘creating opportunity from knowledge’. Students who opt to attend Edge Hill will benefit from an exceptional education thanks to its cutting-edge research, scholarship opportunities, contemporary facilities and most importantly its passionate, dedicated teaching staff. Students are empowered to craft their own future, learning in ways that work for...more

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