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.
"The post-graduate certificate advanced clinical skills gives you the knowledge, skills and confidence to work at an advanced practice level. You are taught by experts in their field who are passionate about advanced practice. Students find the course challenging but appreciate developing the clinical knowledge and understanding that leads to enhanced decision making skills, ensuring high quality, safe and effective patient centred care". - Ruth Pearce, Course Director
"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." - Mark Grenville, graduate
Average starting salary and career progression
In 2016, 98.6% of postgraduates from the School of Health Sciences who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £25,082 with the highest being £61,000*.
*Known destinations of full-time home postgraduates who were available for work, 2015/16. Salaries are calculated based on the median of those in full-time paid employment within the UK.
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.