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Management of Frailty University Certificate in Continuing Education

This module is designed for registered nurses and care practitioners who work in a health or social care environment with frail people.


Course overview

The needs of frail people are considered as a client group as well as individual service users. You evaluate issues around the appropriate care for service users and their carers.

Funding 2022/23
Funded places may be available. You will be notified if you are eligible for a funded place within your organisation once you have applied.

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Course details

What you study

You study how to:

  • articulate and challenge contemporary approaches to caring for frail adults through critically evaluating existing theories and current national policy
  • critically articulate the care needs of frail people through the creative and innovative use of knowledge and skills
  • explore the use of personal effectiveness to demonstrate excellent service provision for people who are frail.

How you learn

The module is delivered using distance-learning and student engagement with the resource material is essential for success. A virtual student community establishes as a support mechanism for you. A discussion board is available as part of the learning and teaching strategy.

How you are assessed

The summative assessment is in two parts. The first part is a continuous engagement with material and contribution to online discussion; this is 1,000 words in total over the course of the award (25%). This is to be completed by week 10 of the award. The second part (75%) is a written assignment of 3,000 words based upon a title given to you. The assignment is to allow you to write about national and local policy drivers that influence care delivery. You are expected to write about excellence in practice and how your personal effectiveness can contribute to the care experience for older people and their carers. This is submitted in Week 12 of the award.

Applicants on the non-accredited route don't undergo any assessment.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants should work within a health or social care setting.



2022/23 entry

Fee for applicants:

  • Length: 1 term
  • Start date: TBC
  • Level: Degree
  • Credits: 20

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