Taught course

Children's High Dependency Practice

Oxford Brookes University · Department of Applied Health and Professional Development

Entry requirements

You should have a UK or overseas degree from a recognised institution or equivalent professional or other qualification. You must hold professional registration with the relevant Nursing and Allied Health Professional Body in the UK. You will normally have a minimum of 12 months post-registration experience in a relevant children’s clinical area. You should be working in a relevant clinical environment in which they can achieve the clinical skills required. You should have access to an appropriate practice supervisor within that area. You will need to have secured the support of your line manager. You will need to have British Council IELTS: overall score of level 7 or above if English is not your first language. All applicants will be screened for fitness for practice and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be made.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course enables UK registered healthcare professionals to achieve professional development and gain experience in this specialist area.

You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care relating to the management of critically ill children with complex care needs being cared for in a high dependency care environment.

This postgraduate certificate consists of two compulsory modules; one single (20 credits at Level 7) and one double (40 credits at Level 7). Both modules are delivered face to face.

P44017 Perspectives in Children’s High Dependency Practice (20 credits)
This module will enable you to demonstrate a deep understanding of some of the current issues and themes relating to children’s high dependency care practice.
P44018 Assessment and Management of the Child requiring High Dependency Care (40 credits)
This double level 7 practice module will provide you with the opportunity to examine knowledge and skills in caring for children who require high dependency care, building on your knowledge gained in pre-registration and post–qualifying experience.

Information for international students

This course is not available to students classed as international for fees purposes. Demonstrate British Council IELTS: overall score of level 7 or above if English is not first language.

Fees and funding

Please see https://www.brookes.ac.uk/studying-at-brookes/finance/

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Programme Administrator
01865 483017