School of Nursing

Advanced University Diploma Fundamentals of General Practice Nursing

Advanced University Diploma Part-time 1 year

Advanced University Diploma
Start date(s)
10 January 2025
Course specifications
Course length
Part-time (1 year)
Campus location
University: City Campus
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Why choose this course?

The University Advanced Diploma General Practice Nursing course is designed to meet the continuous professional development (CPD) needs of Registered Nurses new to working in general practice and aims to provide a mix of theoretical and clinical skills that are relevant to current clinical practice and the changing context of primary care provision. The course is underpinned by the RCGP General Practice Foundation General Practice Nurse Competencies (2015) where appropriate and supports Registered Nurses in working towards and assembling evidence to demonstrate achievement of this and there is a focus is on work-based learning.

What happens on the course?

See our modules below:

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Completion of the course will enable you to competently practice as a general practice nurse at a fundamental level of post registration practice.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

This role requires consolidation of registrant standards of competence and developing confidence to work alone without direct supervision, undertaking and reporting on autonomous decisions made in practice. It is expected that all newly NMC qualified staff or those moving to a community or general practice setting will have a period of preceptorship within their new clinical setting. Depending on the organisational structures of local areas this role may work within a general practice setting.

This role requires a developing knowledge of community and practice nursing in the broadest sense, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills to support patients with a wide range of conditions to understand and, where possible, take on self-management of their condition.

The role requires resilience and the ability to be flexible and adaptable whilst working in general practice, people’s homes and other community settings. You will be working as part of a primary care nursing team and will have some responsibility for supervising less experienced or qualified staff including students in community placements. You will be expected to actively contribute to quality assurance processes and service development.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Part-time £ per year# 2022-23

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

  • Applicants should hold registrant status as an adult, child nurse / specialist community public health nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
  • Applicants should have access to clinical opportunities to practice within general practice for a minimum of two hours supervised practice per week in each module.

Work-based Mentor

All applicants must have access to a General Practice Nurse who meets the NMC mentor outcomes  and can support and assess the applicant’s development in their nursing practice across all modules.

To meet the NMC mentor outcomes registrants must:

  • Hold a Mentor qualification
  • Have undertaken a mentor update or mentor reactivation study day within the last twelve months
  • Have had a triennial review (if appropriate)
  • Be recorded on the organisations / University ‘live’ mentor register


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to pay.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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