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Institute of Health

Emergency Practitioner (Top up)

BSc (Hons) Part-time 2 years

The BSc (Hons) Emergency Practitioner is a Top-Up degree that aims to develop the professional and clinical knowledge and skills important to the Emergency Practitioner role.

The BSc (Hons) Emergency Practitioner is a Top-Up degree that aims to develop the professional and clinical knowledge and skills important to the Emergency Practitioner role.

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  • Start Date(s) 18 January 2021, 24 September 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time
  • Course Length Part-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location University of Wolverhampton
  • School Institute of Health

Why choose this course?

*NB COVID19 UPDATE. The restrictions on available classroom space to meet social distancing requirements mean that the module from September 2020 - January 2021 will be online allowing you flexibility to access your study. It will include live sessions (which will also be recorded) and access to your module leader to support your study.*

The BSc (Hons) Emergency Practitioner is a Top-Up degree that aims to develop the professional and clinical knowledge and skills important to the Emergency Practitioner role. The course is for experienced Registrants (NMC/HCPC) from unscheduled care settings including first contact and urgent care centres, minor injury units, primary care, pre-hospital care, out-of-hours services, and emergency departments. The course will enable and empower you to safely and effectively fulfil this dynamic role in practice, facilitating the links between specialist theory and practice and enhancing your critical thinking and decision-making skills.




What happens on the course?

Year 1 BSc (Hons) Emergency Practitioner will comprise the specialist content related to Emergency Practitioner care and develop your applied knowledge and understanding of a range of topics relevant to Minor Illness and Minor Injuries theory and practice. You will demonstrate your ability to provide safe practice through the achievement of practice related outcomes and your ability to articulate the rationale for actions in the clinical setting. Year 1 will comprise a total of 60 credits.

Year 2 BSc (Hons) Emergency Practitioner will enable you to build on your Emergency Practitioner studies to further develop your clinical role in relation to research and workforce development areas such as clinical leadership, prescribing, mental health and long term conditions. You will select either specific prescribing or option modules to reflect your practice role. You will also complete a core module (6HW032) giving a total of 60 credits in year 2.

Prescribing Studies - this unique pathway will offer a non-medical prescribing qualification (V300) as part of the course. Specific modules are aligned to the prescribing qualification. You must meet specific professional entry requirements (NMC or HCPC) as a prerequisite to the non-medical prescribing course. Health service or industry nomination and support by a designated prescribing practitioner/assessor are expected in line with the professional standards which will underpin the award.

Progression to MSc Professional Practice in Healthcare

Successful completion of the BSc (Hons) Emergency practitioner will provide an opportunity to progress to the MSc Professional Practice in Healthcare following one of four pathways:


  • Speciality Practice
  • Research and Enterprise
  • Teaching & Learning
  • Leadership & Management

During these undergraduate studies you will demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how research and evidence based practice underpins healthcare practice. This will prepare you for further studies towards a Masters’ Degree.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

The BSc (Hons) Emergency Practitioner course will help you achieve Emergency Practitioner skills and Graduate attributes highly sought after by employers across a variety of healthcare settings. This course will enable you to showcase your personal and professional development as an Emergency Practitioner and leader of healthcare services.

The structure of this top-up degree programme is unique in allowing individuals to build on previously attained academic credits to gain a graduate qualification which is recognised by UK healthcare employers.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!



Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

Registration with an appropriate professional body.

You must have 120 credits at level 4 (certificate) and 120 credits at level 5 (diploma or foundation degree). A completed BSc / BA degree or higher award cannot be considered for these credits as they have already been claimed.


This award is aimed at experienced staff with a sound understanding of the general principles of emergency and urgent care who are now ready to develop into a more independent role in practice. You must have 2 years post registration experience as a Health Professional.


Applicants should apply direct to the University and if seeking support from an employer should agree this in advance of an application.


Please be aware that in order to apply you must have secured your own clinical placement area with appropriate mentor support before you submit an application.

Tuition Fees Loan Home and EU National):

Most students will be able to apply for loans to help pay for these. Depending on where you live, if you have been to University previously and your circumstances, grants, bursaries and scholarships might also be available. Visit student finance on the website to find out more.

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the website to find out more.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay. For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund. for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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