Further your skills and knowledge as a paediatric intensive care nurse with our graduate certificate course in Cambridge. If you're a qualified child nurse and want to develop your ability to deliver quality care, our part-time course is for you.
The paediatric intensive care nursing field is constantly evolving in response to medical and technological advances, and our one-year graduate certificate course will help you keep pace with change.
Our aim is to prepare you to work independently with any infant, child and young person who needs level 1 or 2 care, in or out of the intensive care setting. We'll also train you to care for patients with level 3 needs in intensive care, with the support of a multidisciplinary team.
Together, we'll review different approaches to treatment and care of infants, children and young people. You'll explore a wide range of therapeutic interventions and have the opportunity to apply them while on placements.
In its latest review in 2014, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) found that our students:
We've worked closely with local service providers to create both the modules on this course. It's our way of making sure that the course is relevant to your work and future career.
During the Intensive Care Nursing of the Critically Ill Child module, you'll go on several placements, experiencing neonatal intensive care, transport of the critically ill child, and tertiary specialty paediatric critical care (PICU).
Assessments are your chance to show that you've developed the skills and knowledge we set out to teach on the two course modules.
You'll receive regular, constructive feedback from tutors and mentors to let you know how you're doing. Along with tutorials, this should mean you're ready to tackle assessments.
For the High Dependency of the Acutely Ill Child module, you'll take a three-hour exam and produce a practice competency document. For the Intensive Care Nursing of the Critically Ill Child module, you'll prepare a 6,000-word client care analysis and a practice competency document.
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff.With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.
You can pay your fees in the following ways.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.
Grants and scholarships are available for:
To apply for this course, you must currently be working as a qualified children's nurse in a paediatric intensive care environment and meet entry criteria for the course modules.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
Part-time postgraduate (Up to 5 years)
January 2017, September 2017
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