The University of Wolverhampton

PG CertPostgraduate Certificate Nursing

Why choose this course?

The postgraduate forms a pathway towards the MSc Nursing

This pathway allows you the greatest flexibility in choosing the postgraduate knowledge and skills you wish to develop at a highly demanding academic and professional level. You are provided with the opportunity to create a challenging and rewarding master’s programme tailored to your professional needs and aspirations.


What happens on the course?

Postgraduate Certificate Nursing

This pathway allows you the greatest flexibility in choosing the postgraduate knowledge and skills you wish to develop at a highly demanding academic and professional level. You are provided with the opportunity to create a challenging and rewarding Master’s programme tailored to your professional needs and aspirations.

You select three 20 credit modules from a suite of non-clinical ‘option’ modules. Modules include:

  • The Evolving Health and Social Care Agenda
  • Leadership and Management
  • Innovations in Mental Health
  • Concepts in Dementia Care
  • Health and Social Care Perspectives on Violence
  • Tissue Viability
  • Accreditation of professional studies

Entry requirements

Professional:

A recognised nursing qualification with current Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration to practice or with the equivalent if from overseas.

Academic:

A first degree (2.2) in a nursing or related subject area. Students who do not have a first degree, but have successfully completed Level 6 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules, or who can provide evidence of their ability to pursue successfully the PGCert or MSc may be considered eg completion of an approved preparation course for level 7 study. Such applicants will be invited to discuss individual needs with the programme leader to determine suitability for study at master’s level.

Overseas Students:

An IELTS score of 6.5 overall with a score of 6.0 or above in each of the IELTS categories, or equivalent.

Applicants for specific Pathway’s will be expected to meet separate ‘pathway specific entry criteria’ in addition to the generic criteria outlined above.

The course commences with a one day course Induction , which you will be expected to attend, where you will receive a bespoke preparation to the course including preparation for academic writing and study skills.

Course fees and finance

Fees for this course have not yet been agreed. Please contact us for further information.

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.uk, www.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (//www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (//www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay

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