Taught course

Cardiac Care

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

Entry requirements

You'll normally need to have a minimum 2:2 classification in your nursing degree and two years clinical experience in a cardiac care environment. However, if you don’t meet this criteria we may still be able to consider your application based on prior relevant experience. To discuss any questions or for more information please email admissions@anglia.ac.uk.

Months of entry


Course content

As an experienced graduate healthcare practitioner, you can expand and build on your cardiac care knowledge with this flexible postgraduate certificate. Developing your knowledge of research and evidence-based care, it’ll enhance your career opportunities for specialist practitioner roles in the cardiac care environment

With coronary heart disease still the biggest cause of death in the UK, our specialist postgraduate certificate will be a valuable addition to your professional toolkit. It’ll boost your career development within a multi-disciplinary team environment, supporting people with acute and chronic cardiac disorders. For such patients and their families an integrated approach is required, and is part of the National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease (Department of Health 2008). Our course will expand your knowledge of research and evidence-based care as well as develop your specialist practitioner role, with the focus on prevention, behaviour changes, education and appropriate management. It’s equally suitable whether your current role is within a coronary care unit, medical or surgical cardiac ward, investigational units or critical care areas.

You’ll already be a practising health professional with a nursing qualification. Our course allows you to build your CPD as well as enhance your range of professional skills. Specialist qualifications are looked upon positively by employers, especially if you’re looking for future roles specifically in cardiac and closely related departments. On completion of this course you can go on to study our MSc in Adult Critical Care Nursing.

You must be working in a cardiac care practice environment to gain a place on this course.

You'll have access to a wide range of state-of-the-art learning facilities at Anglia Ruskin including clinical skills labs, libraries and our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate a standard of English language (IELTS) at level 6.5 (including written English) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Fees information

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
01245 686868