To become a health visitor, you will need to be registered with the NMC as a first level nurse or midwife. prior to applying for an approved health visitor training programme.
- Glasgow Caledonian University
- Queen Margaret University
- University of Stirling
- Robert Gordon University
- University of the West of Scotland
To gain entry to any of these courses, you need to be a registered nurse or midwife in parts 1 or 2 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) website. You should also be educated to degree level, although some universities will take previous academic credit or prior learning in to account.
For a full list of approved programmes, please visit the NMC website. Specific entry requirements for each programme vary from depending on the university, college or provider. You are advised to contact each individual provider to find out more.
Upon graduation, your university will update the NMC database, so you can record your qualification. Once your details have been approved, you will be sent a statement of entry to the register.
To apply for a role in NHSScotland as a Qualified Health Visitor (Band 6), you must be anCandidates must be registered as a nurse or midwife on either parts 1 or 2 of the NMC professional register. Candidates must be registered as a nurse or midwife on either parts 1 or 2 of the NMC professional regNMC Registered Specialist Community Public Health Nurse. Other qualifications asked for will vary depending on the requirements of the recruiting NHSScotland board. You are advised to contact each individual board to find out its specific requirements.
Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme
You will also need evidence of your good health and character, and background checks, such as the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme managed by Disclosure Scotland.