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Graduate Diploma Community Specialist Practitioner Community Learning Disability Nursing

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Duration Full-time
Start date September 2021
Entry Requirements Programme specification (PDF)
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Features of the programme:

  • The programme is 50% theory and 50% practice within Community Learning Disability Nursing under the supervision of a qualified Practice Assessor and Practice Supervisor
  • The programme can be studied full time over 52 weeks or part-time over 104 weeks / Distance Learning
  • The programme can be studied at Graduate Diploma if you want to continue studying at level 6 or at Post-Graduate Diploma if you hold a degree (1st or 2:1 classification) and wants to advance to level 7 (Master’s level)
  • Successful students will have a specialist practitioner qualification recorded with the NMC. 

Graduate destinations

Successful students have typically progressed their career into Community Learning Disability Nursing Sister/Charge Nurse; Team Leader; Clinical Service Manager with some students choosing to develop their careers within other NHS specialist roles.