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Health visitor

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After my nursing qualifications, I chose to get extra training in public health. In my job I mainly work with children from birth to five years and their families, but I also work with at‑risk or deprived groups.

Top skills

Great listening and communication skills

Able to recognise issues and give advice

Problem-solving skills

What training do I need to become a health visitor?

The most common route is either through a nursing or midwifery degree, followed by a Specialist Community Public Health Nursing course.

Bursary info

Funding packages are available for eligible nursing and midwifery degree students including a non-means tested and non-repayable bursary which will rise to £10k per year, from 2020/21. For more info, visit Student Awards Agency Scotland and check out our handy guide.