Taught course

Enhanced Clinical Practice

University of Central Lancashire · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

  • Have a first degree (2:2 class or above) or equivalent, in a relevant health related subject from an approved institution of higher education
  • Have a current professional registration with a relevant professional / statutory body, such as the Nursing & Midwifery Council,Health and Care Professions Council, General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Significant post-registration clinical experience in clinical practice
  • Be currently working a minimum of 18.5 hours a week, in a healthcare environment where there is opportunity for clinical exposure and a wide range of clinical consultations to enable the meeting and achievement of the course learning outcomes supported by an employer statement
  • Have an identified Practice Supporter, with suitable experience and skills, who will support and guide the student
  • Be able to satisfy the Course Leader that you are competent to pursue the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

The Postgraduate Certificate in Enhanced Clinical Practice allows nurses and allied health practitioners who need to advance their practice within their area of clinical practice and have the appropriate support to do so. This course will enable experienced healthcare practitioners to acquire advanced skills in relation to patient assessment, examination, diagnosis and management.

Pharmacists or other allied health professionals may consider this course as a supplement to their non-medical prescribing programme and paramedics may be interested to enhance their skills, much in the same way as nurses.

Enhanced Clinical Practice aims to maximise your clinical practice experiences to help the learning process. In a clinical environment you will benefit from the expertise of an experienced Practice Supporter.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Post-Registration Recruitment
+44 (0)1772 893836