Taught course

Adult Critical Care Nursing

Swansea University · School of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

You should be a registered critical care nurse, employed within either a critical care unit or cardiac intensive care unit and have employer consent before applying to the programme.

Prior to entry, you will have completed Step One Competencies of the National Competency Framework for Registered Nurses in Adult Critical Care and completed an introductory critical care course.
You should also hold a BSc in Nursing (level 6) and a GCSE grade C or above in English and Welsh.

Months of entry


Course content

This Adult Critical Care Nursing programme will prepare you for a role as a critical care nurse, ensuring you are educated to the highest level, to guarantee quality care for critically ill patients.
This one-year, part-time postgraduate certificate (PGCert) is commissioned by the HEIW, and delivered in collaboration with partner health boards, Swansea Bay University Health Board and Hywel Dda University Health Board, and has been supported by national critical care organisations including the British Association of Critical Care Nurses and the All Wales Critical Care Nursing Committee.
By the end of this programme, you will be able to demonstrate skilled performance and provide enhanced theoretical knowledge as a registered critical care nurse. Upon completion of the course, you will hold a nationally recognised postgraduate certificate in critical care nursing as stipulated by the Guideline of Provision for Intensive Care Services (GPICs).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Swansea University Postgraduate
+44 (0)1792 295358