AdvDip(CPD) Adult Community Nursing Practice (HE7)

Are you a Registered Nurse or health professional working in community care with a desire to improve your knowledge of clinical practice and care management? This short course focuses on developing your understanding of leading and coaching a community nursing team, alongside your skills in multi-agency collaboration to support adults to remain safely in their chosen place of care.

Adult Community Nursing Practice (HE7)

Key information



Mode of Study:



14 weeks


University of Bolton

Start date:

To be confirmed

Course Details

This stand-alone advanced professional development course offered by the University of Bolton aims to build on your pre-existing knowledge of adult community nursing practice. We’ll support you to develop professional skills, confidence and autonomy so that you’re able to lead and coach a community nursing team while collaborating effectively with other agencies to enable people to remain safely in their chosen place of care.

Our dedicated team will guide you as you explore the community nurse’s role in supporting the delivery of safe and effective, high-quality care to people, their families, and carers. We’ll help you develop your understanding of communication, consultation skills and leadership for integrated care and team working to facilitate the planning, implementation and evaluation of care in managing the deteriorating person and older people.

  • Our dedicated academic team have a wealth of experience working in health and social care settings and are engaged in relevant research, bringing their expertise and passion for service excellence to their teaching.
  • The course is flexible and designed to fit in with busy home and working lives.
  • As you study this course, we’ll encourage you to develop the skills, values and behaviours so popular with employers. These include action planning, personal impact and confidence, self-awareness, social and ethical responsibility, problem-solving, initiative and communication skills.
  • Upon successfully completing this course, you'll be awarded an Advanced Professional Development qualification in Adult Community Nursing Practice worth 20 credits at Level HE7.
Key Features
  • We’ve been offering high-quality courses specifically designed to meet the needs of the health and social care sector for over 30 years.
  • We have the knowledge and experience to anticipate and respond to change. Our courses and programmes respond directly to the requirements of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF), which is at the heart of the career and pay progression strand of Agenda for Change.
  • Regular review of the course curriculum ensures that contemporary theories are adopted.
  • Your employer may give you financial support to undertake this course, or you may be self-funded.
  • Completing this course will enhance your problem-solving skills and demonstrate your commitment to lifelong learning.

  • You must have current professional registration as a health or social care practitioner.
  • You’ll also normally need to provide evidence of post-registration experience of professional practice as well as a first degree relevant to your health or social care practice.
  • We may also consider applicants offering recent study at Level HE6.
  • Current employment in an appropriate role in a community nursing setting will be beneficial.
  • You may be required to attend an interview and/or provide a portfolio of work.
  • If English isn’t your first language, you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent). We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.
  • Please note that this course is subject to the University of Bolton's Fitness to Practise procedure.

Where changes are made to material information contained in this course description or a decision is taken to suspend a course between the offer of admissions and enrolment, we will inform applicants at the earliest possible opportunity and will outline the various options available to the applicant.

This course offers academic progression in the specialist field of adult community nursing practice.

Course fees

Home students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Home fee of £800 for the academic year 2022/23.

Overseas students starting this course in the first year will be required to pay a Overseas fee of £1,440 for the academic year 2022/23.

Important note regarding tuition fees for the 2022-2023 academic year: EU nationals who meet residency requirements (have settled or pre-settled status) may be eligible for 'Home' fee status. If you do not meet these residency requirements, overseas fees will apply. Irish citizens living in the UK or Ireland will be eligible for 'Home' fee status under the Common Travel Area arrangement. Please read the student finance eligibility 2022-2023 policy on for information.

The fees for a student's course of study will be set for the normal duration of that course subject only to inflationary increases – measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded in March each year to take effect for subsequent start dates.


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For details of how to apply for this course, please choose your status from the options below:

Call Admissions

Please contact Admissions by telephone on 01204 903903 or email

University of Bolton
Deane Road
Bolton, BL3 5AB
United Kingdom

Tel: 01204 903903

International applications are not possible for this course

As an international student you are not allowed to study this course because of the restrictions on your visa.

We offer a wide range of full-time courses in lots of different subjects, many of our courses start in September and January. If you would like to see what courses are available please visit our Course Search.

This advanced professional development course adopts a blended learning approach to develop your enquiry skills within the context of patient care. Lectures involve a mixture of theory and case-based discussions around clinical scenarios. These focus on increasing your understanding of the leadership and management of a wide range of chronic conditions in community care. This approach allows you to consider current research evidence and use this to inform your clinical decision-making and communication skills.

As well as attending lectures, we’ll expect you to undertake self-directed study and build on the knowledge you’ve gained in the theory sessions. A range of relevant web-based resources will be available via Moodle, the University's virtual learning environment, to support you to complete this work at a time and place that is convenient to you. These activities will ensure you fully develop the underpinning knowledge required to complete the assessments.

Formative assessment will support your learning but does not contribute to your final mark. You’ll receive feedback from your tutors and peers that allows you to reflect on your progress and identify what you are doing well and where you may need extra help. Summative assessment will involve a written case study and an oral presentation. These elements will contribute to your final mark.

  • Adult Community Nursing Practice
Assessment methods
LevelAssesment method
Level oneCoursework 80%, Practical exams 20%
Learning activities
LevelLearning activity
Level oneGuided independent study 76%, Scheduled learning and teaching activities 24%


The university will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver your course as described in its published material and the programme specification for the academic year in which you begin your course. The university considers changes to courses very carefully and the university will minimise any changes. Please be aware that our courses are subject to review on an ongoing basis and changes may be necessary due to legitimate staffing, financial, regulatory and academic reasons. The content of course modules and mode of associated assessments may be updated on an annual basis. This is to ensure that all modules are up-to-date and responsive to employment and sector needs. The published course material and the programme specification contain indicative ‘optional modules’ that may be subject to change due to circumstances outside of our control. For this reason, we cannot guarantee to run any specific optional module.

Meet the team

The academic staff detailed above teach across a range of courses in this subject area and may not teach on this course specifically.

Programme Contacts

Sue First
Programme Leader and Admissions Tutor

+44 (0)1204 903755

Enquiry Team
University of Bolton

+44 (0)1204 903903

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