12 months
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The PgCert in Clinical Practice course at the University of West London has been designed for healthcare practitioners who have recently qualified or are working in a new area of practice and wish to enhance their clinical skills and knowledge.


The PgCert in Clinical Practice at the University of West Londonis is made up entirely of optional modules, meaning you can choose modules which are relevant to your area of clinical practice. 

You can opt for a generic award in professional practice or have the focus of your studies recognised through a badged award in one of the following areas:

  • Complex Mental Health Needs
  • Acute Care
  • Frail and Older People
  • Intensive/Critical Care
  • Out of Hospital Care
  • Dementia and Nutrition
  • Midwifery
  • Substance Misuse
  • Children and Young People
  • Independent and Supplementary Prescribing

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Mentorship for Healthcare Professionals 
  • Diabetes: Improving Health Outcomes 
  • Tissue Viability: Delivering Harm Free Care 
  • Infection Prevention and Control: Delivering Harm Free Care 
  • Understanding the Complexities of Caring for Frail and Older People: An integrated Health and Social Care Approach 
  • Early Recognition of the Deteriorating Patient 
  • Introduction to Care of the Critically Ill Adult
  • Delivering Contemporary Intensive Care 
  • Clinical Innovation and Contextual Decision Making in Intensive Care Practice 
  • Independent and Supplementary Prescribing (NMC Approved) 
  • Ophthalmic Nursing 
  • Leadership Strategies to Improve the Patient Experience 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

You will:

  • Be a Health/Social Care Practitioner who holds current registration with their professional body in the UK (where this is a requirement for the profession).
  • Hold a degree in a professional health/social care related subject*
  • Be working in a relevant health/social care environment in order that you can meet the learning outcomes of the course

Tuition Fee

To study this course, you may be funded by your employer or you may need to fund your own studies.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Students on some Masters courses may be eligible to apply for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,609 as a contribution towards their course and living costs.

Other loans available to postgraduate students include Professional and Career Development Loans, which also allow you to borrow up to £10,000.

  • The William Brake Bursary: a £1,000 award for candidates on undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses
  • The Mollie Clay Scholarship: a £2,500 scholarship awarded to an outstanding student
  • Exclusive alumni discounts: a £1,000 discount on taught postgraduate courses or a 10% discount on research courses, exclusive to students who graduated from the University of West London.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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