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Clinical Practice Graduate Certificate

Keele University · School of Nursing and Midwifery

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Entry requirements

  • Current registration with a relevant regulatory body
  • Working in practice where pathway specific care is delivered
  • Hold a Diploma in Higher Education in a related subject or equivalent
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning considered

Months of entry

January, February, June, July, September

Course content

The programme offers health and social care professionals the opportunity to study for an undergraduate conversion degree in an area relevant to their professional practice and interests.

You can choose to specialise your degree in one of a range of optional pathway modules, or select from a range of modules to make up a generic route.

The clinical pathway options are as follows and focus specifically on meeting the needs of practitioners working within clinical practice:

  • Contemporary Rheumatology
  • Critical Care Pathway
  • Fundamentals in General Practice Nursing
  • ‌Generic Pathway
  • Neonatal Intensive Care

Each pathway is designed to develop and enhance your application of specialist theory to your practice area.

Please be aware that individual pathways run subject to minimum numbers.

For information on how to apply please contact our administration team at nursing.cpd@keele.ac.uk

You can also contact Kathryn Hick for most enquiries: k.hick@keele.ac.uk

- Or Laura Davies for Neonatal enquiries: l.davies@keele.ac.uk

Information for international students

  • International candidates should have an English Language qualification in written and spoken English. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) minimum 600 score or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 7 score.
  • International candidates who meet residency/academic requirements of UK students but whose first language is not English will need to hold IELTS with an overall score of 7.
  • Keele University currently accepts Tofel iBT tests that have been taken outside of the United Kingdom. All Tofel iBT tests will need to be taken no longer than two years prior to your start date at Keele and must be verifiable with ETS. If you have taken your Tofel iBT test in the UK please contact the admissions team for more information.

Please note this programme is available for Home students only.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • GradCert
    part time
    12-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    The programme is delivered through a range of blended learning approaches (which includes lead lectures, tutor and student-led tutorials, case study presentations, simulation, experiential learning, web resources, course workbooks). Successful completion of the course requires: 60 credits for a Graduate Certificate. Under normal circumstances, all teaching is usually conducted face-to-face. With Covid-19 restrictions, all theoretical sessions are delivered online using synchronous & asynchronous methods. Modules that incorporate a clinical skills element are facilitated face-to-face with social-distancing measures. Please contact us for latest information.

Course contact details

Nursing & Midwifery
+44 (0)1782 679611