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.
Great listening and communication skills
Able to recognise issues and give advice
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.
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.