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Health Visiting

Course application processBFI Accreditation1

You need to be an NMC registered nurse or midwife to apply.

This application requires you to undertake a professionally validated course in the UK. It is therefore demanding in both academic and practice elements and suited for those who feel this is the right time for them to devote and commit to these demands of the relevant course chosen. There are particular professional standards but also academic standards that underpin this journey to health visiting positions. Please visit our university course web pages for course entry requirements but also visit NMC site for course standards to note the full professional standards for the full courses we offer so you are well informed for the application:


  • Sponsorship is required for these courses (not self-funding)
  • You will need to have secured employment with an NHS Trust as a student health visitor in order to gain a place on your course
  • Two applications are required – one to the University  and one to an NHS Trust

The University of Wolverhampton offer the following awards:

University of Wolverhampton application

  • Undergraduate route - BSc (Hons)  candidates with 120 level 5 academic credits
  • Postgraduate - PG Diploma for candidates with a first degree.
  • Apply via link on the relevant course web page (see links above)
  • Only 1 intake a year – September
  • Two routes – academic requirements - Please choose carefully and select right “on- line application”:
  • There is no limit on numbers that can study the courses
  • Full-time and part-time is available
  • Will cover a full year of 52 weeks full time/ part time
  • One year full-time - Two days will be spent in University, two days a week within the Trust, one day study leave
  • Two years part-time – One day in University, one day within Trust and ½ day study leave
  • Within these courses, there are set dedicated solid weeks in practice and set annual leave dates (usually around Christmas and Easter). Consolidation of practice will require 10 weeks in practice towards the end of course.
  • If entry requirements are met, a conditional place may be offered until evidence of sponsorship and qualifications are provided. Prepare to scan relevant documents so you can electronically “upload these document files to admission department.

NHS Trust Sponsorship

  • Search and apply for student Health Visitor vacancies via web site for health visiting student NHS positions via
  • You will need to be a “car driver” and comply with travelling policies of the relevant trust
  • “DBS and Occupational Health” criteria will apply for these positions via the employing Trust. Any issues raised will be also be discussed via University “suitability for practice” forum. The course lead will need to sign you are of “good health and good character” at the end of the course as per NMC standards.
  • Shortlisting and interviewing generally occur annually in Trust sectors around March – May.
  • Please make sure you prepare for this application process as professionally as possible – to effectively help for shortlisting. Trusts will require you to be employment – ready for these posts. You may be required, at interview, to undertake a written piece of work as well as other activities that include numeracy, discussion on an observational activity as well as the position interview.

Good luck with your application.

Sarah Sherwin

Head of Community Nursing