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Part time September PgCert

About the course

The PGCert Advanced Critical Care is designed to enhance the skills of practitioners such as registered nurses and operating department practitioners. It will enable you to become a clinical expert who is able to work safely and effectively in critical care practice, meeting the Step Two and Step Three competencies of the National Competency Framework for adult critical care nurses. A systems-based approach is used throughout the course to reflect the national standards for adult critical care education. You will acquire effective leadership skills and gain the skills and confidence needed to develop others in the delivery of high quality and compassionate care to patients with complex critical care needs.

What will I study?

The programme comprises of two modules which are studied

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Entry Requirements

To join this programme, you should have a degree equivalent to UK second class honours in a professional healthcare related subject and must be registered with a UK Professional Body and hold a health-related professional qualification.

You must have successfully completed the adult critical care competencies at step one of the national framework and be able to demonstrate that you are an experienced practitioner, typically with at least two years in practice (or equivalent).

You will require access to appropriate supervised practice in a suitable clinical area and will need to provide a reference from your line manager.


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