Short courses
Health & Social Care

Neonatal Intensive Care

University Certificate in Continuing Education:

  • Limited HEENE-funded places are available for eligible applicants (you must check this with admissions before applying).
  • Standard University fee applies once all funded places have been allocated.

Course information

Part-time

  • 5 days

More part-time details

  • Credits: 20, Level: Degree
  • Enrolment date: February
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £750
  • Limited funded places available

Contact details

Further information

This award is for registered nurses and registered midwives currently working within the neonatal clinical setting. You further develop your knowledge and skills in order to advance your practice in areas such as caring for very sick neonates,neonates of extreme low birth weight requiring specialist nursing care and technological support for survival.

Professional accreditation

The award has been mapped against the competencies outlined in British Association of Perinatal Medicine (2012) Matching Knowledge and Skills for Qualified in Speciality (QIS) Neonatal Nurses: a core syllabus for clinical competency, facilitating your progression towards the achievement of Neonatal Nurse Qualification in Speciality (QIS) status within the neonatal intensive care setting.

You further develop and apply your knowledge and understanding of pre-term infant physiology to the principles of care for very sick and pre-term neonates and their families in the neonatal intensive care setting.

You also evaluate national and local policy and guidance and consider the impact of these on local care provision of neonatal intensive care.

How you learn

You learn through a mixture of formal lectures, seminar, workshops, group-work and high fidelity simulation exercises.

How you are assessed

There are two summative assessments:

  • Assessment 1: a 2,000-word written summative care study focusing on one specific nursing intervention.
  • Assessment 2: you submit a portfolio that demonstrates achievement of core clinical competencies within your clinical practice; including a 500-word commentary.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be a registered nurse/midwife currently working in a neonatal unit.
If your normal place of work does not provide neonatal intensive care, a period of negotiated supernumerary practice-placement, of normally not less than four weeks, within a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) setting is required to facilitate the achievement of specific NICU clinical competencies.

Course information

Part-time

  • 5 days

More part-time details

  • Credits: 20, Level: Degree
  • Enrolment date: February
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £750
  • Limited funded places available

Contact details

Further information