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Advanced Critical Care Practitioner (PgDip)

Course Description

Advance your knowledge and clinical skills, positioning yourself to deliver a high quality, patient-led service. This postgraduate level programme will allow you to improve your critical care practice in terms of efficiency, effectiveness and quality. Through the contemporary focus of the course and collaboration with industry stakeholders you’ll access opportunities to advance your career.

Key features

Enhance your skills, knowledge and career with a course designed specifically for existing advanced critical care practitioners.
Shape your studies around your existing expertise with our student-centred approach.

Join a programme developed through a dynamic collaborative relationship between Plymouth University and the NHS, providing opportunities for networking and career development.

Equip yourself with the skills to be responsive to the ever-changing nature of the healthcare environment. This contemporary and dynamic programme means you can position yourself at the leading edge of critical care practice.

Update and enhance your skill set thanks to the research-informed teaching embedded throughout our curriculum.

Benefit from the extensive professional experience of our team, hailing from a diverse range of health and social care environments.

Course details

Develop your clinical skills, knowledge and competence as a trainee under the supervision of your consultant intensivist, through our integrated approach to teaching. You’ll study modules that combine both theoretical and clinical components, equipping you with the tools you need to excel as an advanced critical care practitioner. In your first year you’ll study 'core skills for advanced critical care practitioners 1', a module which combines eight weeks of taught theory and 27 weeks of associated clinical practice. You’ll build on this existing knowledge in your second year and in addition, explore the topic of non-medical prescribing.


If you are interested in applying for this programme, please contact our Professional Development team:

Professional Development Unit
4th floor, Rolle Building
Plymouth University
Drake Circus

Visit the Advanced Critical Care Practitioner (PgDip) page on the Plymouth University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants for this course will need: evidence of employment from their home trust, a named consultant intensivist who will be the clinical supervisor, a current live registration with either the Nursing and Midwifery Council (Part 1 or 2) or The Health and Care Professions Council, three years post-qualifying experience in intensive care, a satisfactory enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check, and a satisfactory Occupational Health Clearance.

Course Fees

UK/EU: £10,000, International: £10,000, Islands: £10,000

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