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Critical Care CCE PG Certificate

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Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine Caring Skills Nursing

Course type


Course Summary


This programme has been developed in conjunction with the West Yorkshire Critical Care Delivery Network (WYCCN) to meet the Guidelines for Provision of Critical Care Services (GPICS) recommendations regarding Critical Care Nurse education.

It is offered at Level 6 (degree level, giving you a Certificate in Continuing Education qualification) or Level 7 (master's level, giving you a Postgraduate Certificate). Students will develop their knowledge and skills within critical care by attending key lectures on topics such as: pathophysiology, management of a critical care patient's cardiovascular status, obstetric emergencies in critical care, ventilation strategies.

Key lectures will be complemented by simulated practice using the University's high-fidelity simulation suite, workshops, and team based-learning activities. The programme benefits from the attendance of students from around West Yorkshire, Harrogate and the Humber and so offers excellent opportunity for students to network with peers from other organisations.

The programme facilitates students to gain a post-registration qualification in critical care whilst being supported to achieve the Critical Care National Network for Nurse Leaders (CC3N) Step 2 and Step 3 competencies, or a suitable equivalent. There is also optional support available for students wanting to work towards completion of one of the CC3N Specialist competencies. The programme requires students to attend the City Centre campus for 12 full days across one academic year.


To develop critical thinking and evaluate knowledge and skills in order to appraise, assess and manage critically ill patients. Critically analyse theory and knowledge in order to inform and influence clinical practice. To implement and evaluate evidence based interventions supporting the physical and psycho-social well being of critically ill patients.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Students will need to pay: 10 credits - £770; 20 credits - £1,540; 30 credits - £2,310; 40 credits - £3,080. UK students can apply for this course.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Students will need to pay: 10 credits - £770; 20 credits - £1,540; 30 credits - £2,310; 40 credits - £3,080. UK students can apply for this course.

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.

University information

The University of Bradford is a progressive institution which aims to have a positive impact on society through embracing technology-oriented teaching methods and applied research. The university invests heavily in its facilities, and its city-centre campus is built with sustainability at the forefront of its design, such as using hemp-based building materials, edible gardens and even beehives on-site. Bradford has won several awards for its...more