Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice (PHEM)

University of Cambridge · Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

Entry requirements

Professional requirements

Applicants must be either a paramedic with current Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration or a nurse practitioner with current Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration. Eligible candidates will be expected to have significant experience and ongoing exposure in pre-hospital care practice.

Expected academic standard

Graduate work in Cambridge is intense and intellectually demanding and as a result the University has high academic entry requirements. You are normally expected to hold:

At least a 2i honours degree from a UK university or an equivalent standard from an overseas university; and

Completion of, or release from, any current training or education course

Due to the professional nature of the programme there is provision to accept non-standard applicants who do not satisfy the standard academic criterion. Such applicants must produce evidence of relevant and equivalent experience and their suitability for the course.

Months of entry


Course content

Who is the course designed for?

The Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice (PHEM) is aimed at clinicians currently employed in areas of practice across the UK including paramedics, specialist paramedics, nurses and other emergency services professionals as the key providers of pre-hospital emergency medicine (PHEM).

Aims of the course

To develop a postgraduate programme which is open to healthcare professionals (paramedics and nurses) who are eligible to undertake accreditation as an Advanced PHEM practitioner.

To contribute to shaping regional and national perspectives relating to continuing professional development of advanced clinical practitioners.

To meet the College of Paramedics’ post-registration career framework aspirations related to PHEM practice.

To develop a cohort of Advanced Practitioners possessing a depth and breadth of knowledge and understanding within the specialist field of PHEM.

Information for international students

Language requirement

All applicants are required to demonstrate competency in English at a high level before commencing the programme; students whose first language is not English must be able to satisfy the requirements below.

IELTS Academic: Overall score of 7.0 (a minimum of 7.0 in Listening, Writing and Speaking; 6.5 in Reading)

TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 100 (a minimum of 25 in each individual component)

CAE: Grade A or B (with at least 193 in each individual element), plus a Language Centre assessment

CPE: Grade A, B, or C (with at least 200 in each individual element)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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