Advanced Clinical Practice

University of Nottingham

12 months
7236 GBP/year
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The Advanced Clinical Practice course from the University of Nottingham has been specially created for practitioners, developing the in-depth knowledge, skills and confidence to manage complex cases within specific areas of practice.


The challenges faced by the NHS include an ageing workforce, rise in chronic conditions and complex comorbidities, recruitment difficulties, financial pressures, all combined with a rise in patient expectations. These challenges require new models of healthcare provision and a flexible workforce. As well as building capacity in the workforce, this includes the development of new and advanced roles and innovative attitudes toward the mix of skills in teams.  Increasingly nurses and other registered practitioners take on roles that have traditionally been the domain of doctors. 

The Advanced Clinical Practice course from the University of Nottingham has been specially created for such practitioners and provides the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge, skills and confidence to take a comprehensive history and through clinical reasoning, make clinical decisions.

Focusing on high-quality teaching with plenty of opportunity to develop clinical skills in a practical setting, the Advanced Clinical Skills course from University of Nottingham provides an educational structure that links to relevant competency frameworks and supports the NHS Career Framework. 

One of the key benefits of the course is that you will work alongside students from a variety of backgrounds and specialist fields, giving you the chance to share experiences and best practice. 

Careers and professional development

Typically applicants are experienced clinical staff – you may already have the title 'practitioner' or be in a developmental position. Either way this course is a real investment in your career, giving you the opportunity to advance your practice in and widening your career opportunities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History Taking Clinical Examination and Decision Making 

Advanced Clinical Practice has been designed to meet the needs of individual students and their employers. The course has been developed in response to the evolution of practitioner roles and the perceived need for a robust theoretical and clinical education to support them.

Modules 1 and 2 are taken by all students. These two modules equate to 60 credits with an exit award of postgraduate certificate.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for PGCert Advanced Clinical Practice will usually hold a bachelor's degree (2.2 or above)
  •  All applicants must be qualified health care professionals, typically with two years' experience in professional practice or longer

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    7236 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7236 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Advanced Clinical Practice
University of Nottingham