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This programme has been developed to meet the needs and demands of new healthcare graduates and practitioners and their employers. The demand for post graduate education has been increasing as healthcare courses move towards an all graduate profession. This postgraduate certificate is aimed at graduates wanting to specialise in a chosen field of practice, and will provide a progression pathway for those wishing to continue to a full master’s programme.


If you have recently graduated with a healthcare degree and wish to develop your clinical skills in a specific area of practice, this programme allows you to access clinically focussed modules at Master’s level. It will enable you to manage clinical care competently, compassionately and effectively through leading on that care and leading others in the delivery of care.

Additionally, undertaking this programme will provide you with a clear progression pathway into a full Master’s award (e.g. the MSc Nursing programme) if you wish to continue your studies further.

Routes currently offered within this exciting programme include:
-Critical Care
-Mental Health
-Long term conditions
-Children and Young People
-Aesthetic Care
-Emergency Care


The benefits to you are:
-The opportunity to expand your knowledge and therapeutic skills in a field of practice beyond initial nursing registration
-Access to learning from subject and clinical experts
-The ability to manage patient/client health needs within frameworks appropriate to the designated field of practice
-The opportunity to lead others in the delivery of quality, effective and compassionate care
-Improved job satisfaction

The benefits to your employer are:
-Achievement of clinical competence within specialist area
-Enhanced ability to challenge practice and embed relevant evidence base to support quality care
_Enhanced ability to innovate and lead clinical practice derived from current policy initiatives
-Increased commitment to achieving and leading quality care service delivery


Students undertaking this programme are expected to be working in the chosen field/route of clinical practice and all clinical practice placement experience will be achieved in their own clinical area.

Visit the Clinical Practice - PGCert page on the Coventry University website for more details!




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