Deadline for applying in Oxford Brooks university:
Before January 2017

The Postgraduate Certificate of Oxford Brooks University in Acute Care of the Older Person with Frailty enables UK registered healthcare professionals to achieve professional development and experience in this specialist area.

You will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of care relating to the management of older patients with frailty that have complex care needs and are being cared for in an acute care environment.

Successful completion of this course allows you to exit with the Postgraduate Certificate in Acute Care of the Older Person with Frailty worth 60 CATS credits at Level 7.

Why to choose?

You will develop your critical understanding of acute care of the older person with frailty and by applying evidence based practice, deliver the best outcome of care for the patient and their family.

There is an emphasis on practice focused learning throughout, with learning and assessments being placed around practice and the workplace.

Curriculum content of Oxford Brooks university is informed by relevant national and international research and evidence based literature to help you expand the breadth of your studies and develop a depth of critical analysis and evaluation of practice.

Importance is placed on your experience within the educational process and your journey of lifelong learning from both a personal and professional perspective.

Our lecturers are experienced in their specialist practice areas and maintain excellent practice links with those areas locally or across the region.


Care of the Deteriorating or Acutely Unwell Adult; Care of the Older Person with Frailty. Please note: as our courses are reviewed regularly, the list of modules you choose from may vary from those shown here. This postgraduate certificate consists of two compulsory modules, one single (20 credits at Level 7) and one double (40 credits at Level 7). Both modules are delivered face to face.

Entry requirements

You should have a UK or overseas degree from a recognised institution or equivalent professional or other qualification. You must hold professional registration with the relevant Nursing or Allied Health Professional Body in the UK. You will normally have a minimum of 12 months post-registration experience in a relevant clinical area. You should be working in a relevant clinical environment in which you can achieve the clinical skills required. You should have access to an appropriate practice supervisor within that area. You should have the support of your line manager. You will need to have a British Council IELTS: overall score of level 7 or above if English is not your first language

Tuition fees

Home/EU – part time fee: £1,000 per single module. Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed in the ‘This course in detail’ window above.

How to apply
You apply for this course through UCAS Postgraduate.

Through UCAS Postgraduate, you should use the UKPASS portal to make your application, which will then be forwarded directly to our Admissions Office. You should send supporting documentation to us directly using the email addresses on the UKPASS application form.

Applications received electronically through UCAS Postgraduate will be forwarded to the University admissions team. Supporting documentation (for example a manager’s references and confirmation of funding) should be sent using the email addresses provided on the UCAS Postgraduate application form.

Applications are dealt with on a first come, first served basis, so please act early to avoid disappointment.

Programme Administrator contact:


Phone: +44 (0)1865 483017

Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088

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