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Transfer of Field of Practice by Portfolio (Health Visiting/School Nursing)

  • Study Mode: Part Time
  • Location: Distance Learning
  • Duration: 10 Weeks
  • Start Date: May and September 2022
This practice-based course will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to help you transfer and change your field of practice.
Many of our lecturers maintain clinical currency by working in practice to ensure you receive the most up-to-date insights and training. You can also benefit from our state-of-the-art facilities that will better help you practice and hone your skills.
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Application guide

Want to enhance your skills with one of our short courses? To apply for one of our Continuing Professional Development courses, please use our application portal. If you are being funded as part of an NHS contract, please apply through our dedicated NHS application portal.

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Fees and Funding

Covering the costs of your professional development may now be easier than you think. There are many ways you can fund your course, such as employer/NHS sponsorship. There is also the option to pay in instalments to help spread the cost. 

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Bespoke training

Our wealth of experience and expertise enables us to offer bespoke training programmes. These programmes can be taught on-site to organisations who require a specific area of care to be addressed.

Credits: 30 credits at Level 7

Why study this subject?

The community setting is an exciting and dynamic environment which has been highlighted in health policy as an area of further development for improving the health of individuals and communities.

This course is aimed at qualified Specialist Community Public Health Nurses, health visitors and school nurses who wish to transfer and change their field of practice.

What will I study?

This course covers everything you need to know about the NMC proficiency standards of Specialist Community Public Health Nurses (health visiting or school nursing).

We'll focus on areas such as:

  • search for health needs
  • stimulation of awareness of health needs
  • influence on policies affecting health
  • facilitation of health-enhancing activities.

This course is designed to facilitate progression in your chosen career within Specialist Community Practice. 


BNU is a leading provider in continuing professional development (CPD) training.

How will I be taught and assessed?

This course is mostly practice-based with some access to taught sessions from the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing programme, according to your learning needs.

You'll be required to undertake 10 weeks of practice, supervised by an appropriately qualified practice teacher and supported by a link tutor from BNU.

You'll need to show evidence of your ability to transfer competencies to the new area of practice by providing a completed portfolio.

You'll be assessed by E portfolio and will need to demonstrate your competence in the alternative field of practice.

As students will already have at least a level 6 qualification, this short course will be taught at Level 7 and acquire 30 credits.



This provides a guide of the modules that make up your course. Please refer to the Programme Specification at the bottom of the Course Details tab for the full breakdown of core and optional modules, as well as the credits needed to complete your degree. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.

Year 1 Modules

Transfer of field of practice (health visiting/school nursing)

What are the tuition fees


Home, Academic Year 2022 - 2023


The University is unable to accept any new applications from students who require sponsorship for a student visa to start in September 2022. This is due to the overwhelming popularity of our courses and visa processing timeframes.  Applications are still being taken from students who are already in the UK and hold the right to study.

From September 2022, those students living in the UK or Republic of Ireland, and EU nationals with settled status in the UK, will be considered Home students.

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:

0330 123 2023

Course leader

Carole Trespaderne
Carole Trespaderne
  • Senior Lecturer
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