I agree with Jane. I decided against doing the SCPHN courses as I too feel that the goal posts are always moving and that the NMC whilst doing its mandated task of protecting the public does not actually understand what it is that OH nurses do. I opted for a masters in workplace health (effectively occupational health psychology) and am now half way through the two year course. I can't speak highly enough of the course, the teaching staff the quality of visiting lecturers or the strong student/alumni links.
I did the Warwick diploma too and it allowed me onto the MSc course despite my lack of first degree. It has certainly helped me in my work and learning. The MSc course is very much geared to working professionals and is delivered by 'blended learning' which means that 3 of the 8 modules are 3 day workshops on campus in Nottingham and the other 5 (including the research project) are delivered online. In my cohort there are a variety of professionals (including OH, H&S, Welfare, even a retiree) and nationals including students from Gibraltar, Botswana, Sudan and South Africa which makes for lively learning environment.
Having praised it up (as I say I really can't speak highly enough of this course) the link is:
And the course director (who is very approachable) is Jonathan Houdmont [log in to unmask]
The next course starts in September.
Hope that helps
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