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Advanced Paediatric Critical Care Practice - PGDip

London South Bank University · Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

  • To have successfully completed the PgCert Advanced Paediatric Critical Care Practice code 5806.
  • Current active professional registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) or The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) or The General Medical Council (GMC).
  • To have a minimum of a 2:2 Bachelor Degree and evidence of relevant Post graduate study.
  • Currently working within a Paediatric Critical Care and or retrieval environment for a minimum of 25 hours a week.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience within the Paediatric Critical Care environment and or retrieval environment.
  • Be employed at minimum of Band 6 or equivalent.
  • The applicant must be able to demonstrate that they are supported by their employer and will ensure the following:
    • Close mentorship during clinical and non-clinical working days
    • Supported release of time to facilitate the applicant’s assessment requirements
    • To have identified a suitable Practice Assessor with the relevant specialism and with relevant experience, knowledge, and skills to sign students Assessments in Practice. These can include: the supervising consultants; clinical fellows post ST7 training; Advanced Critical Care Practitioners with a minimum of 5 years of experience; consultants with subspecialty relevant to critical care.
  • Be able to meet the attendance and travel requirements of the course.
  • An identified need for prescribing within a specified field of clinical practice.
  • Employed for and working for a minimum of 25 hours a week.
  • A Practice Educator (PE), Practice Assessor (PA) or Designated Prescribing Practitioner (DPP) willing to act as a clinical facilitator.

Months of entry


Course content


Develop your skills, knowledge and expertise in delivering contemporary advanced paediatric critical care

This course is designed for healthcare professionals working in acute paediatric and critical care environments, including High Dependency Unit and Paediatric Intensive Care Unit and retrieval services. This course will enable the development of advanced skills, knowledge and understanding mapped to FICM ACCP curriculum 2015. The course prepares individuals to move into advanced roles as part of the wider national agenda to modernise the NHS workforce (Health Education England Multiprofessional Framework for Advanced Clinical Practice in England 2017).

This is the only course in the United Kingdom and Europe delivering this level of teaching and training in the clinical setting to this group of trainees in collaboration with London South Bank University. The PgCert is open for international medical and healthcare applicants on a skilled worker visa.

The course team at Evelina are experienced intensivists and clinicians with a track record of delivering high-quality postgraduate education.


Year 1

  • Consolidating Practice in Paediatric Critical Care - Delivered by the Evelina
  • Non-Medical Prescribing V300 - Delivered by LSBU

This course enables professionals to consolidate their knowledge and skills as an autonomous Paediatric Critical are Practitioner within retrieval services including taking the role as the retrieval lead. The course enables the progression and diversification of roles with for example, taking up senior leadership roles, leading services and provisions domestically and internationally, contributing to the research and education of others within Advanced Paediatric Critical Care Practice.

Students could continue with further study working towards MSc top-up

Employability Service

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

This course is a collaborative partnership between Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust and LSBU.

We have applied to Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine be considered as a pilot site for accreditation.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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