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PgD Advanced Community Nursing Practice (SPGP: Specialist Practitioner: General Practice Nursing)

University of Cumbria

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location


  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Why Choose University of Cumbria

You can tailor your learning to fit your career needs with our diverse range of modules covering all aspects of general practice, from public health to consultation and physical examination modules.

So, whether you aspire to work in or lead in areas, such as; respiratory, diabetes or sexual health, we’ll teach you all you need to know. Plus, you’ll improve the core competencies essential to your career, including how to improve patients’ experience during a consultation and compiling treatment plans for a range of issues.

Our course will enable you to work in General Practice Nursing, giving you the skills to progress to Team Leader status.

Accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
Eligible to be recorded on the NMC Nursing Register in Community General Practice Nursing
Taught by tutors who have a wealth of clinical experience
A work place mentor to support your work-based learning
Tutor support throughout your studies
Opportunity to work with other health professionals giving you a good insight and understanding of the roles within the NHS
Option to study through distance learning to fit easily around your lifestyle and commitments
Tutors carry out national and international research, are members of national advisory bodies and publish papers in their areas of expertise - which will enhance your learning
Develop leadership skills and learn to manage a team to boost your career
Hone the essential skills that employers will require of you, including sound reflective practice and leadership
Choose to study in Lancaster, a vibrant university city, and you’ll be within easy reach of the Lake District National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – and bustling cities of Manchester and Liverpool

Our aim is to prepare you to become a confident and competent specialist community nurse within general practice and give you a helping hand stepping up the career ladder.

Course summary

We provide a challenging and flexible learning environment for registered nurses to develop in community specialist practice. As well as a broad knowledge in relation to public health, you'll develop specialist skills in aspects such as health assessment, clinical care and case management. This course will last 40 weeks at full time study or 80 weeks part time.

Our course is half theory, half practice, facilitated in an area specific to your subject. There will also be opportunities to gain alternative practice experience in another relevant setting during the course - you will be encouraged to undertake five days alternative placement to provide a wide perspective of General Practice Nursing. Students are also actively encouraged to work with other health professionals to enhance their knowledge and understanding.

Tuition fees

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£ 8,533overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Cumbria

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  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

A number of scholarships for undergraduates to the value of 50% of tuition costs for the first year, including the International Scholarship Programme.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    60th out of 72 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    123 62%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%



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