Taught course

PgCert Neonatal Care: Qualified in Speciality

Edinburgh Napier University · School of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

A bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Midwifery or a related Applied Health Profession and registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or country specific professional registration body is required.

Support from your employing Health Board (or equivalent) in order to achieve a bespoke skill set of professionally appropriate capabilities is also required for all applicants.
Other qualifications or experience which demonstrate through our recognition of prior learning process that you have appropriate knowledge and skills at SCQF level 10 may be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

This relevant and contemporary programme is designed to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in neonatology.
The programme is designed as multiprofessional mode of study, to enrich your knowledge of different aspects of neonatal care provision across the various professions involved in delivery of holistic neonatal and family centred care. We aim to provide you with a teaching, learning and assessment experience that allows you to develop as a reflective practitioner who is in possession of in-depth knowledge of neonatal physiology and pathophysiology. This understanding will also incorporate the application of global evidence-based care strategies which will support you in becoming a knowledgeable, competent, and skilled professional in your field of practice. It also aims to develop you as a critical thinker. We aim to provide you with teaching and learning experiences that will support your growth and development as a reflective and critical thinker who can apply research skills to neonatal care and contribute positively to neonatal practice. This learning opportunity will not only focus on training for the demands of professional practice, but it will also explore the moral responsibilities that come with local, national and global citizenship..

Fees and funding

Visit Edinburgh Napier's website for details of course fees. We have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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