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Neonatal Nursing Graduate Certificate

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Graduate Certificate

Subject areas

Nursing Studies Nursing Specialisms

Course type


Course Summary


This programme is for practitioners registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) who are currently employed within the field of neonatal nursing.

It will prepare you to critically explore the management of ill new-born babies in a variety of settings to develop and expand your role in neonatal care.

Course Highlights

This programme has been developed to provide a standardised level of professional competence and academic accreditation for neonatal nurses.

This programme incorporates the competencies of Matching Knowledge and Skills for Qualified in Speciality (QIS) Neonatal Nurses.

The Special Care Neonatal Nursing and Neonatal Intensive Care/High Dependency modules are delivered via online learning and attendance at our Lanarkshire campus.

Within the Neonatal Work-based Learning module you’ll consolidate learning attained in the special care and intensive care modules and complete a range of clinical competencies supported by a mentor in practice.

Career Prospects

Graduates will be able to further develop professionally within neonatal nursing, mapping their continuing professional development to the Health Career Framework and Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF).

Following at least a two-year period of being qualified in neonatal care, students may undertake an MSc in Advanced Neonatal Practice.


This module will enable you to work towards the achievement of clinical competencies as detailed within the clinical log book; you will be supported by clinical mentors throughout.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

£1,070 Cost per 20-credit module of study for 2023/24 entry.

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

£2,180 Cost per 20-credit module of study for 2023/24 entry.

Entry requirements

You will normally possess an ordinary bachelor's degree, or equivalent. If you do not have a degree, then you will be considered utilising the UWS Recognition of Prior Learning policy. You must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and currently employed within the field of neonatal nursing; you must have a minimum of six months current experience in the field of neonatal care.