How to become a health visitor
You can get into this job through:
- an apprenticeship
- working towards this role
If you are a qualified registered nurse or midwife you may be able to do a specialist community public health nurse (Master's) degree apprenticeship.
This typically takes 18 months to complete as a mix of 50 percent workplace learning and 50 percent academic study at an accredited university.
To do this apprenticeship, you'll need:
- to be a registered nurse
You need to be a registered midwife, adult, child, mental health or learning disability nurse to apply for health visitor training.
You then complete a course in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing - Health Visiting, approved by the Nursing & Midwifery Council.
Courses are at degree level, can be full-time or part-time and last between 1 and 2 years.