PGCert Emergency Practitioner
Year of entry
1 YR (PT)
local NHS clinical partners
in the UK for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide, 2024)
in a high-fidelity environment with simulation and technologist senior lecturers to provide contemporary teaching
Why choose? this course?
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.
What you will study
The modules you will study will be as follows:
- Emergency practitioner professional Practice and Service Improvement: This module will last the length of the academic year, starting with three face-to-face sessions and in semesters two and three, one seminar online a month.
- Nestled into the above module, you will also study:
- Semester two: Minor Injuries Assessment and management
- Semester three: Minor illness assessment and management
The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.
Entry requirements & applying
- 2 years post registration with NMC or HCPC
- DBS as part of your NHS roles
Teaching & Assessment
- Blended approach
- Active Learning Framework (ALF)
- Simulation based education low and high-fidelity
- Virtual and immersive reality
- Face to face
- Flipped classroom
- Scale up
- Assessment through portfolio development, OSCEs and a poster presentation to demonstrate a quality/service improvement
Teaching and Learning
We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping you deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.
- Students all working in the NHS
- Seconded by the Health board or NHS Trust
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Fees & funding
You do not have to pay your tuition fees upfront.
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. You will also find information about what your fees include in the fee FAQs.
All fees are subject to any changes in government policy, view our postgraduate fees.
You can see the full programme specification here.