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Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) with integrated V100, PGDip

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) with integrated V100, PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

School Nursing Health Promotion Environmental Health (General) Problem Awareness / Counselling (For Teachers) Community Medicine

Course type


Course Summary


This Master’s Degree/Postgraduate Diploma aims to develop Specialist Community Public Health Nursing practitioners to work autonomously in a range of public health community settings.

Specialist Community Public Health Nurses play a crucial role in ensuring that children have the best start in life. They work in partnership with individuals and families and work together with a range of different health professionals including nursery nurses, social workers, GPs and education.

The course will prepare you for work in complex and varied settings including homes, schools and the wider community. You will become a knowledgeable practitioner with excellent managerial and interpersonal capabilities.


On successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma, you will gain the recordable qualification of Specialist Community Public Health School Nurse.

There will be an option to progress to part 2 of the programme in order to complete the dissertation module and to graduate with an MSc in SCPHN practice. Additional funding will be required in order to complete the final 60 credit dissertation module to gain the full Master’s degree.

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

Different course options

Full time | Singleton Park Campus | 1 year | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module focuses on safeguarding, preparing students to assess risk and vulnerability in order to protect children and effectively work with vulnerable individuals and families. It explores a wide variety of topics and highlights the importance of interagency working. Students will gain skills in report writing, record keeping and how to work with other agencies in health and social care provision.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students will need to be: first level nurse / midwife registered with NMC; successful completion of Honours degree in UK; enhanced current DBS disclosure; appropriate Health Board host organisation and the availability of a suitable practice placement that has a current educational audit and the support of a Practice Teacher that meets the NMC requirements; and negotiated secondment. Secured funding (HEIW funded places only apply to nurses or midwives working for the NHS in Wales). Nurses / midwives working outside the NHS or outside Wales must provide evidence of funding on application.

University information

Located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to the city centre, as well as to the beaches of the spectacular Gower Peninsula. Swansea has recently been named University of the Year by students at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, where it was also runner-up in the Postgraduate category. It’s also recognised as a UK top 30 research institution (Research Excellence Framework 2014). The...more