University of Gloucestershire

University of Gloucestershire

Community and District Nursing Specialist Practice

This programme prepares practitioners for the challenges of meeting complex care needs in the community in collaboration with key partners.

Entry requirements

you will need at least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent; you will need to be able to demonstrate evidence of ability to study at level 7; you will have post-registration experience; you should be working in a relevant clinical setting; you must be enhanced DBS checked; you will need support from a employer for clinical experience and study support; mentorship is required to support learning in a clinical practice; international students need IELTS 6.5 overall (no less than 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in any other band) or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Research methods informing practice; person-centred care in practice; leadership and management in healthcare; clinical assessment and decision-making skills; work-based clinical competence for specialist practice; non-medical prescribing; teaching, learning and assessment in practice.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time £ 3,590 per Whole course (home fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 8,500 per Whole course (overseas fees) 9 months
PgDip Part-time £ 3,590 per Whole course (home fees) 18 months
PgDip Part-time £ 8,500 per Whole course (overseas fees) 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Francis Close Hall Cheltenham GL50 4AZ South West

Key information

Guidance and Recruitment Office
Telephone number: 
01242 714500