Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - School Nursing

Leeds Beckett University

12 months
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Train to be a community public health nurse with a specialism in school nursing with this Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - School Nursing from Leeds Beckett University. 

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With a strong theoretical grounding coupled with the practical experience developed on your placements, you will have the necessary expertise to meet the Nursing & Midwifery Council's high standards of care as a specialist nurse.

There will be the opportunity to explore concepts of health behaviours and promotion in the public health arena, and you will also consider how to effectively meet the wellbeing needs of individuals, groups and wider communities. 

By exploring leadership and management in clinical practice, you will examine the challenges of delivering health and social care services in the current climate especially in relation to professional school nursing.


On successful completion of the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - School Nursing from Leeds Beckett University , you will be able to apply for the third part of the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) register as a specialist school nurse. Our graduates work as school nurses with different groups of children in a range of settings.

  • School Nurse
  • Practice Nurse

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Building Community Capacity in Public Health
  • Leadership, Management & Enterprise
  • Professional Development in Practice
  • Therapeutic Relationships for Healthcare Practitioners 
  • Understanding Social Research & Evaluation
  • Getting it Right for Children, Young People & Families, 5-19 Years

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Selection Criteria

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements. 

  • DBS Check

Satisfactory enhanced criminal history checks will be required by all applicants prior to acceptance on the course. The University is unable to accept DBS checks obtained through another institution; the checks undertaken by the University are appropriate to the course of study and relevant regulated activity placements. 

  • Self Declaration Check

You will be asked to complete this online form as part of the DBS check process. You will be asked to identify on the self-declaration form if you have any cautions/convictions that would not be filtered out on a DBS certificate. Please refer to the following website for guidance on filtering. 

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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