Taught course

Emergency Practitioner

Wrexham University · Nursing and Allied Health

Entry requirements

  • 2 years post registration with NMC or HCPC
  • DBS as part of your NHS roles

Months of entry


Course content

The overall aim of the programme is to prepare the emergency practitioner for their autonomous role in their chosen setting in the Emergency Department, Minor Injuries Unit, Urgent Care Centre or within the ambulance service.

The programme will prepare the practitioner to develop professional practice, to ensure service improvement and innovation and to develop the practitioner’s competence and confidence to deliver autonomous care to both minor injury and illness presentations in a variety of settings.

Key course features

  • A programme structure based on a 50% theory and 50% practice divided in programme hours.
  • Assessment of practice learning through a portfolio of evidence allows you to demonstrate your progression in practice.
  • High and low fidelity simulation throughout.
  • Teaching provided by subject area specialists with current practice and a programme leader who is an emergency nurse and an advanced nurse practitioner working in the NHS.
  • Contemporary approach to the quality and service improvement in the NHS.

Fees and funding

UK students

You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.

Wrexham University’s tuition fees for 2024/25 for PGCert Emergency Practitioner are £2975.

The fees you pay and the support available will depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our fees & finance pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details