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Advanced Clinical Skills PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Clinical Services Administration

Course type


Course Summary

This course has been specially created for practitioners, developing the in-depth knowledge, skills and confidence to manage complex cases within specific areas of practice.


The challenges faced by the NHS include an ageing workforce, rise in chronic conditions and complex comorbidities, recruitment difficulties, financial pressures, all combined with a rise in patient expectations. These challenges require new models of healthcare provision and a flexible workforce. As well as building capacity in the workforce, this includes the development of new and advanced roles and innovative attitudes toward the mix of skills in teams. Increasingly nurses and other registered practitioners take on roles that have traditionally been the domain of doctors.

The PG Cert Advanced Clinical Skills has been specially created for such practitioners and provides the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge, skills and confidence to take a comprehensive history and through clinical reasoning, make clinical decisions.

Focusing on high-quality teaching with plenty of opportunity to develop clinical skills in a practical setting, the course provides an educational structure that links to relevant competency frameworks and supports the NHS Career Framework.

One of the key benefits of the course is that you will work alongside students from a variety of backgrounds and specialist fields, giving you the chance to share experiences and best practice.


Typically applicants are experienced clinical staff – you may already have the title 'practitioner' or be in a developmental position. Either way this course is a real investment in your career, giving you the opportunity to advance your practice in and widening your career opportunities.

Different course options

Part time | Queen's Medical Centre | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date



History Taking Clinical Examination and Decision Making 1 (30 Credits)
History Taking Clinical Examination and Decision Making 2 (30 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


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 for PGCert Advanced Clinical Practice will usually hold a bachelor's degree (2:2 or above).