Taught course

Critical Care PgCert

University of Huddersfield · School of Human and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally: * You must be a Health or Social Care Practitioner, registered with a professional body such as the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). * Be currently working in a critical care area of practice and have at least 12 months post-registration employment. * 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.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

**This course is designed to enhance the skills of health and social care professionals currently working within an acute or critical care setting.** Structured around the current Critical Care National Network stage 2 and stage 3 competencies, this course will provide you with the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and understanding of the pathophysiological effects of critical illness, as well as examining the current evidence and developments in this field of care. Throughout the course emphasis is placed on the holistic assessment of the individual with the development of subsequent management plans from which to provide optimum care. To support the taught elements of the course, your competency/practical skills will be assessed whilst working under the supervision of an experienced critical care practitioner/mentor in a relevant clinical setting in order to demonstrate your achievement of Critical Care Networks-National Nurse Leads (CC3N) (2015) stage 2 and stage 3 competencies.

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