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Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) With Integrated Nurse Prescribing PgDip

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) With Integrated Nurse Prescribing PgDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Health Visiting Community Medicine Health Promotion Environmental Health (General)

Course type


Course Summary

The Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) (Health Visiting) course from the University of Bolton is designed to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the health visiting profession, with the aim of equipping you with both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to succeed in your career. Our programme was the first in the country to be accredited by the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative, which recognises programmes that support mothers in effective breastfeeding. We also provide training in the Solihull Parenting Approach, which supports practitioners in promoting emotional health and wellbeing in children and families. On successful completion of this course, you’ll be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) and have your name registered on part 3 of the NMC's professional register.

Course Highlights: We’ve successfully delivered healthcare programmes for decades – our health visiting course has a longstanding, excellent reputation; Our dedicated academic team has a wealth of experience working in NHS settings and are engaging in relevant research, bringing their expertise and passion for service excellence to their teaching; We have the knowledge and experience to anticipate and respond to change. Our courses and programmes respond directly to the requirements of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF), which is at the heart of the career and pay progression strand of Agenda for Change. Key Features: This course is designed to take account of the changing healthcare climate with a curriculum that combines flexible learning with the knowledge and insight to respond to industry developments; Our teaching team has many years of experience working in healthcare and NHS settings, particularly in the fields of child care law, public health and safeguarding. The course curriculum is regularly reviewed to ensure that contemporary theories are adopted.

Career opportunities: The course aims to help you gain a wide range of skills and supporting knowledge, including leadership, communication, enquiry, advocacy, critical reflection and analysis skills. We’ll support you as you learn how to think, read and write critically around contemporary issues, in order to become a flexible, autonomous and highly-skilled practitioner.

Different course options

Full time | University of Bolton | 52 weeks | SEP

Study mode

Full time


52 weeks

Start date



Community Nurse Prescribing (V100) - Core
Critical Evaluation for Evidence Based Practice - Core
Exploring Public Health - Core
Professional Practice (Public Health Nursing) - Core
Early Intervention for Working with Children, Young People and Families - Core
Safeguarding Children, Young People and Families - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Students need to pay £11,250 per year for 2018/19 entry. There will be a slight increase in 2019/20 entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students must have an active entry on Part 1 or Part 2 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Professional Register (or have applied for the same). They will also need at least 120 credit points at Level HE4, 120 credit points at Level HE5, and 120 credit points at Level HE6, or AP(E)L equivalent (see explanation below). Academic credits (APL) should normally be for recent studies in the areas of nursing and health studies, or the behavioural or social sciences. For instance, they may have an Honours degree. You’ll be required to produce satisfactory professional and academic references and pass Occupational Health screening. You’ll also be required to successfully complete an online numeracy test unless you already have a current Nursing and Midwifery Council recorded prescribing qualification. The Nursing and Midwifery Council also requires self-declaration of good health and good character for the programme.

University information

The University of Bolton dates back to 1825 and has a long and distinguished history of providing quality education. Situated on a modern campus in the centre of Bolton, the University is home to 11,000 students who are very happy with their experience, proved by their number one ranking for student satisfaction in Greater Manchester in the Complete University Guide 2019. The university is split into nine faculties: Bolton School of...more