Advanced Clinical Practice (PGDip)

Warwick Medical School
Program overview
2 years
Part time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available

Start dates
8,020 GBP
October 2023

8,020 GBP
October 2024

8,020 GBP
October 2025

About this program

Advanced Clinical Practice (PGDip)

This course is designed to increase your employability across a range of healthcare settings.

Providing the theoretical underpinning and practice base to enable health care professionals to deliver safe and effective autonomous care, this course will prepare you to work at a senior clinical decision making level.

Consistent with national guidance, this structured professional development course will enable non-medical clinicians to undertake a full systems examination (child and adult) and to develop the knowledge and skills to clinically and critically interpret results of tests and investigations.

A flexible, modular structure allows you to study over a three year period starting with the PG Certificate, then progressing to the PG Diploma and then going on to the full MSc.

Taught by senior practising clinicians and health care professionals, this is an interactive program where you will learn through seminars, group work and individual study.

Admission requirements

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for people from a range of professional backgrounds including nursing, physiotherapy, paramedic practitioners and other health professionals working in primary care, community care, emergency and urgent care settings and in large assessment areas including Urgent Care Centres.

Applicants who have successfully completed a non-medical prescribing course at another UK HEI and have registered this qualification with their professional body will automatically be granted Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) of 40 CATS points towards the Independent and Supplementary Prescribing module in year 2. Applicants will be required to provide original evidence of their qualification and professional registration of this qualification.

Entry requirements:

Applicants should:

  • be in a clinical post at Band 6 or above in a trainee ACP post or similar
  • have current registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Health Care Professionals Council or Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • hold a BSc degree at 2nd class level, or evidence of Level 7 study

Those without the academic qualifications will have a telephone interview with the course director for a special case request to be made.

English language requirements: Band A with specific component scores of 6.5 in reading and writing.

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Program content

PG Certificate:

  • Clinical Examination and Diagnostic Skills for Health Care Professionals
  • Understanding Research and Critical Appraisal in Healthcare

PG Diploma:

The PG Certificate modules above plus:

  • Independent and Supplementary Prescribing - module available from September 2020
  • One optional module

Optional modules

  • Advanced Emergency Practice
  • Special Incident Management
  • Essentials of Clinical Education
  • Introduction to Leadership and Management in Health Care Contexts
  • Work-based Learning

Scholarships & funding

There are several scholarship schemes available to postgraduate students. For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.



  • Fee per 20 CATS module - £1,330
  • Professional project - £2,680
  • Dissertation - £4,010
  • Postgraduate Certificate - £4,010
  • Postgraduate Diploma - £8,020


  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (PT Fee Per module) - £3,020

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Warwick Medical School

Established in 2000, Warwick Medical School (WMS) forms part of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine at the University of Warwick. We are home to the UK's largest graduate-entry MB ChB programme and have two undergraduate courses on offer,...

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Warwick Medical School

University of Warwick
CV4 7AL Coventry
United Kingdom

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