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Postgraduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing Practice

Postgraduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing Practice

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Emergency Clinical Care Intensive Care Nursing

Course type


Course Summary

The Postgraduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing Practice enables UK registered healthcare professionals to achieve professional development and gain experience in this specialist area. You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills, as well as an understanding of assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care relating to the management of patients with differing care needs being cared for in an emergency department. Successful completion of this course allows you to exit with the Postgraduate Certificate in Emergency Nursing worth 60 CATS credits at Level 7. Teaching, learning and assessment strategies include development of core postgraduate attributes. This encourages development of critical self-awareness and personal literacy, digital and information literacy and active citizenship within the context of both academic and research literacy. Students who have completed similar vocational health and life sciences postgraduate certificate courses have been employed within their speciality both locally and nationally. This course enables you as a practitioner to work through the Agenda for Change grading bands to further your career progression.

Different course options

Part time | Marston Road Campus | 12 months | SEP-19

Study mode

Part time


12 months

Start date



This level 7 practice related module will allow in-depth exploration of current developments in the health service that guide and shape the provision of emergency care provided in England. This module covers current innovations and trends that guide our practice. 

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (module)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have a UK or overseas degree from a recognised institution or equivalent professional or other qualification; Must hold professional registration with the relevant Nursing and Allied Health Professional Body in the UK. You should have a minimum of 12 months post-registration experience in an emergency care environment. You should be working in a relevant clinical environment in which you can achieve the clinical skills required, including access to a children's emergency department setting. You should have access to an appropriate practice supervisor within that area. You will need to have secured the support of your line manager

University information

Oxford Brookes University has grown to become one of the UK's top modern universities, and is highly regarded both nationally and internationally for its excellence in teaching, research and innovation. Oxford Brookes University brings together high-quality teaching with courses designed for the real world, great employer links and a first-class careers service. The University has four main faculties: Oxford Brookes Business...more