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Advanced Community Nurse Specialist Practitioner

Community Nurse Specialist Practitioner (Level 7) – Degree Apprenticeship
2 years
September 2024

The Community Nurse Specialist Practitioner is highly trained to deliver and lead effective, safe and responsive nursing care in and across a wide range of health and care settings.

Why study with us

  • To promote the evolution of a community specialist practitioner who is adaptable, reflexive and responsive in meeting the diversity of primary care, community health, and social care needs in a changing climate. Meeting professional body requirements.
  • Achieve the Specialist Practitioner Qualification professional qualification/accreditation alongside a Post Graduate Diploma.
  • Share and learn with a unique peer network of professionals.

Why choose a Degree Apprenticeship?

With a Degree Apprenticeship you get a great qualification and a career boost. It’s the perfect opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge through work-based learning, as you earn.

You’ll grow and nurture your talent through the forward-thinking businesses we collaborate with to offer a Degree Apprenticeship through us.

Who is this course for?

This course is for those who are currently employed within the following pathways:

  • District Nursing
  • General Practice Nursing
  • Community Childrens Nursing
  • Community Palliative End of Life Care Nursing

As an Advanced Community Nurse Specialist Practitioner you must demonstrate clinical expertise in your field. This will enable you to deliver both high quality, appropriate interventions and have the ability to lead others in the care team in respect of their practice. As a Specialist Practitioner you will become a resource and consultant to others and act as a source of advanced education.

What you'll do

  • The course is designed to meet Standards of proficiency for community nursing specialist practice qualifications, (NMC, 2022).
  • This course incorporates standards of proficiency that will support you and develop clinical, managerial, research and educative practice.
  • You will learn to effectively manage yourself and others to promote excellence in patient/client care within the ever-changing health care climate through co-production.


You will study a core set of modules, along with an additional module in your chosen specialist nursing pathway. Please select your chosen pathway to view the module details.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.



Information for employers

An apprentice is employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification, usually for one day a week at one of our campuses or training centres.

This course meets Apprenticeship Standards and your apprentice will have the knowledge and skills to either succeed in their chosen career or progress to the next apprenticeship level.

What you'll do

  • The programme is a great way to address skills and knowledge gaps in your workforce, retain and attract staff who want opportunities for professional development through a high-quality degree.
  • Recruit from our pool of bright students with the core skills, knowledge and work readiness to help contribute to your business.
  • If your payroll is under £3m, you don’t need to pay the Apprenticeship Levy. BUT you can get funding towards the cost of training and assessment of apprentices. You only pay 10% - the government will co-fund the other 90% (up to the funding band maximum).

This course is based in the School of Nursing and Midwifery

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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