Special and Intensive Care of the Newborn Graduate Certificate

Part-time undergraduate (40 weeks)


The modules which form this course are not due to run this year. If you are interested please register your interest with us and we will update you when an intake becomes available.

Please note that 4 out of 8 days of the "Special and Transitional Care of the Newborn" module will take place at the Chelmsford campus


If you're already working in a neonatal care environment, here's your opportunity to enhance your knowledge, skills, and ability to deliver care to newborn children and their families.

Full description


By completing our course you'll gain a Graduate Certificate in Special and Intensive Care of the Newborn, evidence that you're qualified in the specialist field of neonatal nursing. 

Modules & assessment

Core modules

  • High Dependency and Intensive Care of the Newborn
    You’ll learn to respond to the holistic needs of infants and their families, and to think critically about the provision of high dependency and intensive neonatal care. You’ll examine contemporary evidence, analyse nursing and medical interventions in high dependency and intensive care settings, and ascertain appropriateness, effectiveness and best practice in given situations. You’ll also develop your ability to reflect on your own practice in the light of supporting evidence and national health policy directives.
  • Special and Transitional Care of the Newborn
    The module is divided into theoretical and practical elements. This lets you take a holistic approach to exploring the concept of special and transitional care, and the needs of the newborn infant and their family. You’ll look at the provision of special and transitional care in the light of supporting evidence, and reflect critically on your own practice. You’ll also consider nursing and medical interventions which can be used in this setting, deepening your understanding of their appropriateness and effectiveness and of best practice.


You’ll produce essays based on aspects of the care environment and practice competencies. You'll also sit a two-hour multiple choice and short answer exam.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

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.

Where can I study?

Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU students starting 2018/19 or 2019/20 (per year)


International students, 2018/19 (per year, part-time)


Fee information

For more information about tuition fees, including the UK Government's commitment to EU students, please see our UK/EU funding pages

How do I pay my fees?

Tuition fee loan

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.

How to apply for a tuition fee loan

Paying upfront

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.

How to pay your fees directly

International students

You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter for undergraduate courses. Details will be in your offer letter.

Paying your fees

Funding for UK & EU students

Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.

We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.

Funding for international students

We offer a number of scholarships, as well as an early payment discount. Explore your options:

Entry requirements

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You'll need to be a registered Nurse/Midwife/Public Health Nurse currently working in a Neonatal Care environment and have previously completed studies at Level 5.

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 answers@anglia.ac.uk 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.

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