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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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The Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice (Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine) is aimed at clinicians currently employed in areas of practice across the UK, including paramedics, specialist paramedics, nurses and other emergency services professionals as the key providers of pre-hospital emergency medicine (PHEM).

The Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Practice is a University of Cambridge award offered by the Institute of Continuing Education (ICE). It has been designed collaboratively with 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.

This course is designed to provide a mix of asynchronous, remote synchronous and face-to-face delivery. Students will need to be able to attend taught sessions in Cambridge at various points in the year.



Professional requirements

Applicants must be either a paramedic with current Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration or a nurse practitioner with current Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) registration. Eligible candidates will be expected to have significant experience and ongoing exposure in pre-hospital care practice.

Expected academic standard

Graduate work in Cambridge is intense and intellectually demanding and as a result the University has high academic entry requirements. You are normally expected to hold:

  • At least a good 2i honours degree from a UK university or an equivalent standard from an overseas university; and
  • Completion of, or release from, any current training or education course

Due to the professional nature of the programme 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

All applicants are required to demonstrate competency in English at a high level before commencing the programme; students whose first language is not English must be able to satisfy the requirements below.

  • IELTS Academic: Overall score of 7.0 (a minimum of 7.0 in Listening, Writing and Speaking; 6.5 in Reading)
  • TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 100 (a minimum of 25 in each individual component)
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced: Grade A or B (with at least 193 in each individual element), plus a Language Centre assessment
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency: Grade A, B, or C (with at least 200 in each individual element)

Course dates

01 Oct 2024 to 30 Jun 2025

Course duration

9 Months

Apply by

31 May 2024

Course fee

Home: £5,950
Overseas: £10,420

Course director

Academic director

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at Master of Studies

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