To join this Postgraduate Certificate, you should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a health or social care related subject.
You should also be registered with a UK Professional Body, hold a health-related professional qualification and be an experienced practitioner, typically with at least two years in practice (or equivalent).
To join this programme, you should have access to an appropriate practice environment in a suitable clinical area. For further advice on this, please contact either the Clinical Programme Lead or the Academic Programme Lead.
An interview will form part of the selection process.
Months of entry
This Postgraduate Certificate prepares practitioners for the innovative, specialist and advanced roles in cardiothoracic practice which are emerging in line with the NHS vision of delivering high quality, effective and compassionate care in the 21st century. It has been designed for qualified staff from a variety of professional backgrounds, including nurses and operating department practitioners, as well as allied health professionals such as cardiac catheterisation laboratory technicians, respiratory physiologists, physiotherapists and bioscience physiologists. Demonstrating an agile and responsive approach to learning, the programme will develop and embed additional skills and knowledge and enable you to provide expert cardiothoracic care, deliver effective supervision and leadership, and work towards advanced practice.