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Institute of Continuing Education

The Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice (Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine) is a University of Cambridge award offered by the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE). It has been designed collaboratively University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education, the Department of Pre-hospital and Retrieval Medicine at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the College of Paramedics (CoP) and the Intercollegiate Board for Training in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine.


Entry requirements

Professional requirements

If you wish to apply to join the programme you must be either a paramedic with current HCPC registration or a nurse with current NMC registration. Eligible candidates will be expected to have significant experience and ongoing exposure in pre-hospital care practice.

Expected academic standard

Applicants for this course will normally have achieved a UK 2.i honours degree or overseas equivalent.

There is provision to accept non-standard applicants who do not satisfy the standard academic criterion. Such applicants must produce evidence of relevant and equivalent experience and their suitability for the course.

Language requirement

  • IELTS Academic: Overall band score of 7.5 (with a minimum of 7.0 in each individual component)
  • CAE: Grade A
  • CPE: Grade A, B, or C
  • TOEFL iBT: Overall score of at least 110 with no element below 25

Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. If your first language is not English, please refer to our Information for Applicants pages for further guidance.

Course dates

08 Jan 2019 to 21 Dec 2019

Apply by

31 Oct 2018

Course fee


Course director


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at Level M

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