Taught course

Neonatal 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 or Allied Health Professional Body in the UK.

You will normally have a minimum of 12 months post-registration experience in a neonatal care environment.

You should be working in a relevant clinical environment in which you can achieve the clinical skills required, ideally working in a Level 2 or Level 3 Newborn Intensive Care Unit.

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 British Council IELTS: overall score of level 7 or above if English is not your first language.

English language requirements

In addition to the academic entry qualifications, if your first language is not English you must demonstrate that your level of English is appropriate for study at postgraduate level. An IELTS overall score of 7.0 is required for this course.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Neonatal Practice enables UK registered healthcare professionals to achieve professional development and gain experience in this specialist area.

Our course covers the management of critically ill newborns with complex care needs being cared for in a neonatal care environment.

You will develop your critical understanding of neonatal practice. By applying evidence based practice, you will deliver the best outcome of care for the patient and their family. You will have the opportunity to develop your:

  • knowledge
  • skills and understanding of assessment
  • planning, delivery and evaluation of care.

We place importance on your experience within the educational process, from both a personal and professional perspective.

Relevant national and international research and evidence based literature informs course content. This helps you expand the breadth of your studies and develop a depth of critical analysis and evaluation of practice.

Information for international students

Pathways courses for EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.

Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.

Fees and funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0) 1865 484848