King's College London

Course Introduction

This new Advanced Critical Care Practitioner (ACCP) course has been developed by King?s in response to the need for new practitoners as outlined by the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) to address the shortage of doctors in Intensive Care Units (ICU).

Description

This course is suitable for nurses and allied healthcare professionals currently employed in clinical practice as an ACCP trainee in an intensive care unit. Applicants must be employed in ACCP trainee roles before commencing this postgraduate course. Please note that there are a limited number of places available on each optional module. You will have the opportunity to discuss your choices with your personal tutor.

Course purpose

The objective of the programme is to produce high quality patient-centred practitioners with appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable them to practice in intensive care.

Start Date:

Typically students take two years to complete a diploma. Maximum of four years PT.. Typically students take two years to complete a diploma. Maximum of four years PT.. Typically students take two years to complete a diploma. Maximum of four years PT..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £3,330 Home Fees
4 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £3,330 European Fees
4 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £7,100 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: The normal entry requirement for graduate study is a Bachelor's degree with minimum 2:1 honours. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. Applicants with other backgrounds or qualifications, including those without a first degree, can be considered: if you do not meet the normal entry requirements or you have only the minimum academic standard you should pay particular attention in preparing your supporting statement to ensure that you draw attention to evidence of potential success at graduate level. This might include publications, preparation of substantial reports or active participation in service development initiatives or funded research.
  • International entry requirements: Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with any of the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill; TOEFL IBT: 92 overall, with a minimum 23 in each skill; Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE): 176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill; Pearson Test of English (Academic): 62 overall, with a minimum of 52 in each skill. The tests listed above are valid if they have been taken within the past two years.
  • IELTS score: 6.5
  • TOEFL score: 92