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 2015, 93% 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.*
* Known destinations of full-time home and EU postgraduates, 2014/15.
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 University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career.
Those who take up a postgraduate research opportunity with us will not only receive support in terms of close contact with supervisors and specific training related to your area of research, you will also benefit from dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service.
Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.
* The Graduate Market 2013-2016, High Fliers Research.