- 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 relevant cardiac or respiratory clinical area
- You should be working in a relevant clinical environment in which you 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 should have 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.
Apply through our Moodle Portal.
Applications are dealt with on a first come, first served basis, so please act early to avoid disappointment.
If you only wish to take one module as a stand alone module (rather than as part of the PGCert), then you can apply to be a postgraduate associate student.
Months of entry
Our course covers the management of critically ill patients with complex care needs being cared for in a cardiac and/or respiratory care environment.
You will develop your critical understanding of cardiorespiratory 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:
- 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.
Our lecturers are experienced in their specialist areas. They maintain excellent practice links with those areas locally or across the region. 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
- Funding for Postgraduate students from the UK and EU.
- Funding for Postgraduate students from outside the EU.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- +44 (0) 1865 484848