Specialist community public health nurse apprenticeship

Assess the health needs of individuals, families, workplaces and the wider community.

The specialist community public health nurse (SCPHN) apprenticeship offers three pathways: health visitor, school nurse, or occupational health nurse, filling public health roles across the NHS, schools, and workplaces. During a SCPHN apprenticeship, you’ll enhance community health and safety using creative and resourceful evidence-based practices. Health visitors support infants and families, adapting services to meet community needs and reduce health inequalities. School nurses focus on the well-being of school-aged children, promoting healthy choices and inclusive care. Occupational health nurses lead in creating safe, inclusive workplaces that balance health and productivity, tailoring health strategies to diverse workforce needs. All SCPHNs are committed to safeguarding vulnerable groups and advocating for public health improvements through strategic leadership and collaboration.  


Duration: 18 months  

Relevant school subjects: Science, English, Maths 

Entry requirements for the specialist community public health nurse apprenticeship: You’ll already need to be a registered nurse on Part 1 of the NMC register. 

Achievement upon completion: Level 7 (Higher)—equivalent to a master’s degree 

Potential salary upon completion: £35,000 

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