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PgC Practice Development: Acute and Critical Care

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Lancaster Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course overview

If you’re a health professional looking after acutely or critically ill patients in a hospital or care setting, our course will enable you to upgrade your degree to a PgC and directly enhance your professional practice and patient care - boosting your CV and your nursing career.

You will follow either an acute or critical care pathway and complete a period of assessed practice in your workplace on our course, which comprises the Step competencies of the National Competency Framework for Adult Critical Care Nurses.

Course summary

This 60 credit award is designed for those working with clients in an acute and critical care setting who wish to enhance and develop their clinical and academic skills at level 7. You will be required to attend one of the induction days prior to commencing the first module of your course (distance learning students excepted). If you have studied at the University of Cumbria in the past two years, the requirement to attend the induction day may be waived.

Tuition fees

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£ 4,267per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Cumbria

  • University League Table

    117th

  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

A number of scholarships for undergraduates to the value of 50% of tuition costs for the first year, including the International Scholarship Programme.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    60th out of 72 2

    76th out of 83 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    123 62%

    48th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%

    16th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    48th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    120 69%

    42nd

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52 52%

    80th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    42nd

    20

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