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PgCert Advanced Critical Care Practitioner

University of Plymouth

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Plymouth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This programme has been developed by the University of Plymouth with Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust to meet identified specific workforce needs in the advancement and delivery of a high quality patient led service, and is delivered using a blended learning approach.

This is an exciting and innovative full-time programme of study at masters level, where trainee practitioners are embedded in their own intensive care units and will exit, after completion of the programme, with 60 masters level credits. The programme is based on the National Curriculum and Syllabus for ACCPs published by the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM).

Programme aims

The programme aims to:

  • Develop independent advanced critical care practitioners who are fit for practice and purpose to work within the varying critical care environments.
  • Develop critical thinking, critical reflection skills, autonomy and authority to make clinical decisions and prescribe within the guidelines of the ACCP role.
  • Facilitate the development of study at postgraduate level to search, retrieve, critically evaluate and synthesise current evidence base underpinning critical care medicine.
  • Enable students to function as a valued member of the critical care team and provide training and supervision for others.
  • Enable the ACCP to demonstrate to the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) completion of appropriate training and study to allow them to apply for membership of FICM.

The programme is delivered by a team with extensive experience in the delivery of masters level modules and a diverse range of health and social care experience.

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University information

University of Plymouth

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  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    28th out of 35 8

    30th out of 72 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    174 72%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99 99%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.34 87%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    144 73%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%



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