Dear Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting & School Nursing) Applicant
We are pleased you are interested in pursuing a career as an SCPHN within Health Visiting or School Nursing. In order to undertake an SCPHN programme in London you need to be sponsored by a community healthcare organisation, sponsorships are usually advertised by Trusts through NHS Jobs. Part of the recruitment process involves applicants passing a numeracy and literacy assessment.
All scheduled assessment dates are listed at the bottom of the page, click on the date you want to book and follow the instructions. You can only hold one booking at a time so please do not book multiple events.
For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes the healthcare organisations listed below are participating in a centralised numeracy and literacy assessment process.
Participating community healthcare organisations:
NB Applicants can only attend the assessment ONCE each academic year. If you fail the test and attend for another assessment the new assessment data will not be recorded on the database only the first failed attempt will be recorded. You will be able to undertake the assessment the following year. If you passed the assessment last year you do not need to re-take the tests. You will require confirmation of this so contact the organisers if you no longer have the original confirmation.
Information for candidates:
What to bring:
After the assessment:
In order to prepare for the numeracy and literacy assessment there are samples papers on the City, University of London website: http://www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/postgraduate-diploma-public-health then click on the ‘How to apply’ icon. The following may also be a helpful resource: http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise
We look forward to seeing you at one of the assessment sessions. If you have any questions about recruitment to the SCPHN programme you should contact the university you are interested in attending. If you do not have this information already search for the programme on the university’s website and you should be given a contact.
Best wishes SCPHN Programme Teams: City, University of London; Brunel University; King’s College London; London South Bank University; University of Greenwich