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Critical Care

CCE / PGCert

Attendance mode

Start date(s)
September, January

12 months

City Campus

UK students can apply

Entry requirements

  • A registered nurse/healthcare professional with relevant post-registration experience (e.g. in an ICU, HDU, A&E or CCOT setting)
  • Completion of CC3N Step 1 competencies or practicing to the equivalent standard
  • Have an identified mentor in practice. Full-time students who do not have a mentor in practice will be restricted to modules with an 'international' version.

Learning and assessment

Students will engage with learning through a range of teaching methods, dependent on modules studied. However, student-centred approaches to learning are a feature of all the modules. Students will be expected to take responsibility for their learning as they develop their academic skills.

Modules are delivered through a range of formats, including block attendance, study day attendance, distance learning and blended learning. When devising the individual study plan with the Personal Academic Tutor, students will be informed regarding which delivery methods are utilised for which modules.

Students are given the opportunity to develop theoretical and experiential understanding, research informed knowledge and critical thinking, to develop a range of skills appropriate to their professional field, and their organisation and workplace setting. Students will also develop their skills and knowledge of research and application to their practice area.

The modules within the programme offer students the capacity to acknowledge and build upon the knowledge and skills they may have acquired through previous learning experiences, including those in the work place.

Students learning will be assessed through a variety of assessment techniques, which may include one or more of:

  • Written essay
  • Reflective case study
  • Development of a reflective portfolio
  • Completion of set number of competencies
  • Completion of a set number of clinical contacts
  • Practical examination
  • Computer-based Multiple Choice Question examination
  • Computer-based open book examination
  • Seminar Presentation
  • Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE)

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This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.