Taught course

Acute Care PgCert

University of Huddersfield · School of Human and Health Sciences

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

  • Be a Healthcare Practitioner, registered with a professional body such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) with at least 12 months post-registration employment within an acute healthcare setting.
  • Have an honours degree at 2:2 or above, have studied at honours level or can demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at honours degree standard. We will consider other qualifications and experience on an individual case basis.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is aimed at registered healthcare professionals working in an acute secondary care setting. It is designed to enhance your knowledge and critical understanding of managing and caring for patients within an acute or critical care setting. You will explore and discuss the attributes that influence care decisions within acute and critical care environments, which will allow you to reflect and build upon existing experiences and knowledge.

  • The course was designed and validated in conjunction with local employers and aims to develop you academically as well as clinically.
  • You will be taught by experienced acute and critical care practitioners, some of whom have current and on-going clinical practice. Guest speakers with current clinical expertise will also contribute to the teaching.
  • You will have opportunity to study with colleagues from other disciplines and specialties and engage in simulation-based learning activities to develop team work and critical understanding.
  • This course will develop/enhance your life-long learning and prospects of career progression.
  • This course enables you to study modules that lead to better understanding of assessing and caring for patients with acute, critical and emergency care needs.

The generic material that underpins acute and critical care will be complimented by the opportunity for you to focus your learning on specific areas relevant your own area of practice.

Fees and funding

Please check our website for fee information

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)1484 472699