Funding deadline extended – Graduate Diploma in Integrated Community Nursing –

Nominations for funded places for the Graduate Diploma in Integrated Community Nursing programme has been extended until Friday 7 August 12 PM.

There are 200 funded places available in this year’s intake of the new 2-year part-time work-based Graduate Diploma in Integrated Community Nursing (GDipICN) which is designed for nurses working at level 5 of the Career Framework for Health (Agenda for Change Band 5 equivalent).

NES has commissioned two universities to deliver the programme; Queen Margaret University (east and north regions) commencing in September 2020 and the University of the West of Scotland (west region) commencing October 2020.   See Appendix 1 for NHS Boards associated with each region.

It is expected approximately 150 places will be allocated to nurses from district nursing teams, 50 places to nurses from care home and prison healthcare settings and 40 places to nurses working in general practice.

More information about the programme is available at:

Due to an oversight we would like to confirm that this course is open to all RN’s(Registered Nurses) not just registered general nurse as noted. Therefore any nurse registered nurse can apply.  

Below is a letter from Jane Harris, the Head of Programme detailing more information on funding. There is also a spreadsheet for providers to complete with details of all individual nurses who require funding.

Completed spreadsheets must be returned to [email protected] 

Last Updated on 19th October 2020 by Shanice