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Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting and School Nursing) PGDip

Manchester Metropolitan University

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Manchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

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  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


Explore public health, community development, health needs assessment, and health inequalities. Critically examine safeguarding issues, factors affecting emotional wellbeing, and ethics in public health.

As a health visitor, you’ll usually work in the community with families and young children up to the age of five. As a school nurse, you’ll work with children in education, from primary schools to secondary schools and colleges.

Our Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) course is for nurses and midwives who already hold a first level qualification on part one or two of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register. You’ll spend half of this course in a clinical setting, so you’ll also need to have a supported practice placement when you apply, this is obtained by applying to NHS Trusts via NHS jobs.

You’ll spend 50% of the timetabled course in a health visiting or school nursing community placement depending on the field you’ve chosen.

When you graduate, you’re eligible to register on part three of the NMC register as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse.


Most health visitors tend to work in the NHS, and some of the places you might work at include GP surgeries, community clinics, in people’s homes or in the voluntary sector.

As a school nurse, you might work for the NHS, local councils or for a school. You’ll usually provide support and advice in school settings, though you might conduct home visits too (your role will depend upon the type of school and the location).

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Manchester Metropolitan University

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    Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, Manchester, M15 6BH, England

The university welcomes a diverse international student population of over 3,500 students from more than 120 countries around the world.
Each year a range of welcome events are organised to help new students settle into university, explore the city and prepare for academic studies.
English courses can help to build language confidence and knowledge of UK culture. Students can study at the university's British Council accredited centre.

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    15th out of 72 5

  • Entry standards

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    142 72%


  • Graduate prospects

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    100 100%


  • Student satisfaction

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    4.29 86%



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