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Advanced Health Assessment PgCert

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Study mode

Part time


9 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Health Care Quality Control

Course type


Course Summary

The PGCert in Advanced Health Assessment aims to provide the knowledge, skills and leadership abilities necessary for clinical practitioners to be able to undertake a range of advanced health assessments commensurate with the role of Advanced Clinical Practitioners and integrate positive service developments into their clinical setting.

Learning and Teaching Methods

Self-Directed online study blocks
Experiential learning
Face-to-face and hands-on learning and teaching

The Programme will be assessed through a combination of oral clinical assessment (OCA) (Module 2), online SAQs and critical reflection assignment (Module 1 and 3) and portfolio (Module 4) – in keeping with national guidance and HEE expectations.

Your future career opportunities

Students can also complete a research dissertation which can be taken after Advanced Health Assessment and Independent Prescribing enabling the upgrade of the award to a MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice. Graduates may seek employment as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) - recognised across a range of healthcare professions.


Fundamentals of Health Assessment - Core
Clinical Skills School - Core
Clinical Application - Core
IPL - Core

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

You must be a registered healthcare professional with an appropriate professional accreditation, i.e. pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) or the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI), registered Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or an allied health professional registered with the Health Professionals Council (HCPC). You must have a minimum of 1-2 years post-registration experience within a patient-facing role. You should ideally, currently be employed in a patient-facing role. Able to access an appropriately qualified/experienced mentor to support training in practice.