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.
Mark Foss, Course Director
"If you undertake a demanding course like this, you want to know that it will equip you for real life practice and advanced roles that you aspire to. By focusing on the skills required for advanced practice and the knowledge base that supports them, the PG Cert Advanced Clinical Skills does just that. Advanced Practitioners undertake roles that have previously been the preserve of medicine and our students tell us that this course gives them real confidence. This is because we focus on high-quality teaching with plenty of opportunity to practise clinical skills."
Mark Grenville, graduate
"If you are a clinically focused clinician, as I am, other courses just don’t provide the weight of clinical practice and development seen on this one."
Average starting salary and career progression
In 2014, 100% of postgraduates from nursing, midwifery and physiotherapy taught courses and research courses who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £24,070 with the highest being £45,000.*
* Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2013/14.
Recent graduates have gone on to work for NHS trusts (eg. clinical specialists, advanced practitioners, modern matrons), universities (eg. lecturers and senior academics, lecturer practitioners, researchers) and in private practice.
Career prospects and employability
The acquisition of a masters degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in a specific field. Whether you are using it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of vocational training, you may benefit from careers advice as to how you can use your new found skills to their full potential. Our Careers and Employability Service will help you do this, working with you to explore your options and inviting you to attend recruitment events where you can meet potential employers, as well as suggesting further development opportunities, such as relevant work experience placements and skills workshops.