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Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Critical Care Nursing

Coventry University

12 months
5650 GBP/year
3533 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Combining Health Assessment with specific modules in Critical Care this Critical Care Nursing course at Coventry University aims to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of clinical assessment skills and their application to critical care nursing.

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Designed for nurses currently working in, or who aspire to work in critical care settings the Critical Care Nursing course provides an opportunity for you to enhance your clinical skills in this specialist field of practice.

The aim of the course is to enable you to develop your knowledge and skills of clinical decision-making in health assessment, treatments and therapies within the critical care environment, in order to enable you to independently lead and manage specialist care provision alongside other health care professionals. The course incorporates the National Competency Framework Step 3 Competencies for Critical Care Nurses as a core part of the assessment process to ensure that it is in aligned to National Standards for Critical Care Nurse Education.


Completion of the Critical Care Nursing course at Coventry University   may allow you to apply for senior positions within the critical care. The clinically relevant nature of the course, which aims to directly develop professional practice skills, enhances potential for gaining advanced positions within the field of critical care nursing. Graduate employability is designed to be increased not only through the enhancement of advanced skills but also by the development of leadership, entrepreneurial and communication skills which allow graduates to contribute to service development and facilitate the professional development of colleagues within the multidisciplinary team.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Advanced Health Assessment Practice
  • Fundamental Principles of Critical Care Nursing
  • Applied Practice of Critical Care Nursing

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

If you’re an international student and are interested in applying for a Foundation year, HNC, HND or Degree course then you’ll need to apply to us directly.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

International Entry Requirements Overview (above pre-sessional English box on webpage) Prospective EU and International students currently working in the UK are able to apply for this course (subject to visa conditions, and meeting additional requirements as specified on the UK entry requirements tab and below). A Tier 4 visa is not suitable for this course. For more information please contact the on International Office.

  • Applicants must be currently employed within a UK critical care environment and remain in that employment throughout the duration of the course
  • Applicants can only do this course with the permission and support of their employers. Applicants must hold a professional registration in nursing and be active on the NMC register

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5650 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    3533 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3533 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Coventry

656 - 1057 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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