Paediatric High Dependency Care - 15 credits - 2016/17 Entry

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City South

This course runs on the following dates:

Block Week plus one additional day. 17 October 2016 to 25 January 2017 6 March 2017 to 14 June 2017

Discover how you can develop your knowledge and skills further to provide high quality, evidence-based nursing care to the highly dependent infant and child.

Can be studied alone or as part of the Dimensions in Healthcare Framework

This Level 6, 15 credit module consists of a week study block where students learn the necessary skills and knowledge to care for the child and family requiring specialist, high dependency care.

The use of simulation and on-line activities supports the development of these skills. The student then returns to their clinical area and completes a ‘Skills Passport’ demonstrating the achievement of essential high dependency skills.

During this time, the student has the opportunity to arrange an alternative clinical experience within another High Dependency area. At the end of the module, the students return to university for a consolidation study day.

To successfully complete the module, the student has to successfully complete the Skills Passport and pass a 2,500 word reflective essay. The module attracts staff from a variety of different clinical settings providing the opportunity to network and share examples of excellent practice.

We have a Disability Tutor who can help and support you.

Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) rating

The Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme is a system in which you can accumulate the credits and build them towards recognised awards, if you so wish. This single module course provides 15 Level 6 (Degree level) credits.

This module could count towards a Top-Up Degree

Learn more about our top-up degrees

Entry Requirements

This module is designed for first-level registered nurses working with seriously ill and injured infants and children or caring for infants and children with high dependency needs. Previous Level 5 Diploma Study.

Application Details

Please read the 'Online application and enrolment process' and 'Method of payment' information below before making your application.

If you're unable to use the online form for any reason, you can complete our PDF application form instead.

Online application and enrolment process
  1. Complete an online application form via the link. The form requires you to submit a completed authorised funding form which must be uploaded with the application. Alternatively, you can download a hard copy application form.
  2. When your submitted application form has been processed and approved, details of the module and enrolment details will be sent to the email address stated on your application form.
  3. You will be sent an email asking you to complete your online pre-enrolment. This must be completed before you enrol.
  4. Without proof of funding, you will not be able to complete your enrolment/receive online pre-enrolment email.  The funding form must be received within four weeks of the enrolment date; otherwise you will be withdrawn from the course.

Please submit your application as early as possible. We aim to give you a decision within two weeks of receiving your application. Please note that NHS Trust application deadlines may differ from our own and you should check with your NHS Trust training/education contact for confirmation of their deadlines.

Please ensure that you include full details of your qualifications and relevant work experience as part of your application.

Method of payment

The method of payment of your course fees will differ depending on whether you are a self-funding, sponsored or contracted/commissioned applicant. Definitions are provided below and you must choose the appropriate option when prompted. If you are unsure which funding method applies to you please consult your training/education contact in your NHS Trust prior to applying:

1) Self-funding

You are paying for the course and responsible for the fees.

Select 'Self Funded' when making your application.

2) Sponsored

Course fees are paid directly by the employer/NHS Trust which means we invoice your employer/NHS Trust to obtain payment.

To apply for this course you must download and complete the CPD Sponsorship Agreement Form, and submit it with your application. The upload facility is available in Section 3 of the application form: Fees and Sponsorship.

Select ‘Sponsored (eg employer, NHS Trust, charity)’ when making your application’.

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3) Contracted/Commissioned

The NHS Trust agrees with HE West Midlands for your course fees to be paid directly to the University from funds managed by HE West Midlands for pre-agreed programmes.

To apply for this course you must obtain a contracted/commissioned financial support form from your Trust contact and upload the completed form and submit it with your application. The upload facility is available in Section 3 of the application form: Fees and Sponsorship.

Select ‘Funded by HE West Midlands (Contracted/Commissioned)’ when making your application.


For more information contact Sophia Kuyateh: 
Tel: 0121 331 6034

Further Information

Our Professional Navigators, Adele Millington and Nicola Clarke, are on hand to offer guidance and will help you to choose which modules are best for you, taking into account your aims, professional or clinical experience, KSF requirements and your academic achievements.

Call Adele and Nicola on 0121 331 6162.