Institute of Health

Emergency Practitioner

Graduate Certificate Part-time 1 year

This innovative, exciting course empowers you to develop the professional and clinical knowledge and skills essential for the role of an emergency practitioner.

This innovative, exciting course empowers you to develop the professional and clinical knowledge and skills essential for the role of an emergency practitioner.

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  • Start Date(s) 28 September 2022
  • Award Graduate Certificate
  • Study Mode Part-time
  • Course Length Part-time (1 year)
  • Campus Location Walsall Campus
  • School Institute of Health
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Why choose this course?

This innovative, exciting course empowers you to develop the professional and clinical knowledge and skills essential for the role of an emergency practitioner. It is designed to 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.

Our CPD and undergraduate courses are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills demanded by the sector, developing personal and professional practice and preparation for the emergency practitioner role.

What happens on the course?

The Graduate Certificate Emergency Practitioner course 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. You will complete a total of 60 credits over one academic year of study.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

The Graduate Certificate Emergency Practitioner course will help you achieve emergency practitioner skills and graduate attributes that are 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. 


Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate Emergency Practitioner will provide an opportunity to progress to further undergraduate or postgraduate studies in healthcare.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  • Courses/modules led by experts in their field
  • Practice focus
  • Flexible learning
  • Access to online resources
  • State-of-the-art facilities

  1. Critically reflect on professional expertise, clinical judgement, and ethical decision-making skills used in the collaborative provision of emergency healthcare in the multicultural setting.
  2. Critically evaluate the evidence underpinning practice and modern emergency healthcare and apply knowledge in an enterprising way (including the use of advanced technologies appropriate to the role).
  3. Apply skills in physical examination, history taking, and appropriate documentation to make a holistic, patient-focused assessment of need in minor traumatic injury and undifferentiated minor illness in both the adult and the child.
  4. Collate evidence gained during clinical examination, order appropriate investigations, arrive at a working diagnosis and thereby justify an individualised plan of care.
  5. Utilise a sound evidence base for emergency practice and advanced diagnostic skills that enable safe and effective discharge or referral of patients with minor traumatic injury or undifferentiated minor illness. 
  6. Critically reflect on the role of the emergency practitioner as a role model to provide guidance and support; to nurture your own and others’ intellectual curiosity in accordance with your professional code. 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Part-time £2183 per year# 2021-22
Home Part-time £2665 per year# 2022-23

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

  • You must be a qualified nurse or paramedic or other allied health professional with appropriate current professional registration with a statutory regulator, such as the NMC, HCPC or GPhC.
  • You must have a minimum of 24 months post-registration experience, and be working in a primary care, emergency care, urgent care, unscheduled care, first contact or pre-hospital care setting./li>
  • If you have trained as a nurse or other healthcare registrant overseas or are an international applicant you must provide evidence of achieving Academic IELTS with an overall band score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each element or equivalent, plus current registrant status to practice in the UK.
  • The Graduate Certificate is the appropriate award for applicants who meet the above requirements but do not have verified Diploma credits to bring in to the BSc (Hons) top-up award. (This would include students whose previous study has not achieved diploma equivalence or those whose credits at levels 4 and 5 are contained within a previously awarded undergraduate degree but who wish to continue their studies at level 6 instead of undertaking level 7 study).
  • You may submit a claim for up to 50% APL against the Grad Cert award (your Course Leader will advise you).
  • If seeking financial / practice support from an employer you must have agreed this in advance of the application.



Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.

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

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.

Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

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


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