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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: September 2023, February and May 2024
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.

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.


What are the tuition fees


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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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