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PGDIP Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visitor)

Sheffield Hallam University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Collegiate Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

  • Attain a recorded professional award as a specialist practitioner of health visiting or student nursing
  • Undertake assessments to have your qualification recorded with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Identify and meet the needs of children and families as a health visitor or student nurse
  • Build on your existing knowledge as a registered professional nurse
  • Learn practical and theoretical skills to excel as a valuable and respected community health specialist

This course is aimed at post-registration nurses or midwives who wish to become specialist practitioners. You'll develop your professional nursing practice and become a registered health vistor or student nurse.

How you learn

In this course, you'll study to attain valuable credentials as a specialist practitioner, either as a health visitor or student nurse. You can also complete the assessments for the prescribing from the community practitioner formulary to become a nurse prescriber. The course is 50% practice and 50% theory - you'll work under the close supervision of the SCPHN teaching team in each instance, who utilise dynamic approaches to teaching practice.

You learn through

  • Lectures, seminars and workshops
  • Simulated role plays
  • Case studies
  • Client stories
  • Conducting real consultations under exam conditions
  • Producing written records of consultations

Future careers

Completing the course enables you to be registered with the NMC as a registered specialist community public health nurse - as either a health visitor or school nurse. It also enables you to be annotated on the NMC register as a community practitioner nurse prescriber.

This course prepares you for a career in

  • A specialist role - working with early interventions, homeless, asylum seekers, safeguarding, looked after children (LAC), domestic violence (DV), child sexual exploitation (CSE)
  • Practice education – community practice educator, mentor
  • Family nurse partnership nursing (FNP)
  • Counselling
  • Sexual health advice
  • Management opportunities
  • Overseas with the voluntary overseas service


This course is approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. (NMC).

Tuition fees

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    43rd out of 77 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    123 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98.0 98%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%



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