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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Please note that this course has started and enrolment is no longer possible.

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

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

  • At least a 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

  • 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)
  • CAE: Grade A or B (with at least 193 in each individual element) plus a Language Centre assessment
  • CPE: Grade A, B, or C (with at least 200 in each individual element)

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

25 Sep 2019 to 31 Jul 2020

Course duration

1 Year

Apply by

24 Jun 2019

Course fee

Home/EU: £5,000
Overseas fee: £7,000

Course director


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

Qualifications / Credits

60 credits at Master of Studies

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