CPD Emergency care

Level 7 (postgraduate), 30 Credits

Start dates

January 2023

Course length

One year

Course cost

Total cost: £1,410


City campus

Course aim

Aimed at nurses, paramedics, physicians’ associates, and trainee practitioners of all disciplines, this course aims to increase knowledge and provide a tangible upskill, through psychomotor skill sessions, simulation activities, keynote lectures and workshops.

This course has evolved out of the Royal College of Nursing Emergency Care Association’s (2017) national curriculum and competency framework in Emergency Care. Experts and stakeholders have been engaged with from the inception to ensure this course provides the appropriate knowledge and skill to furnish those working in emergency care with the requisite ability to drive quality patient care and outcomes.

An easy to access city centre campus, alongside achievable fortnightly attendance, rounds out an ambitious and innovative course that equips candidates with increased knowledge and skill in the domains of acutely unwell adults, adults requiring resuscitation, minor injuries and illness, children and older people, mental health crisis and emergency and disaster planning. A quality improvement proposal ensures parent departments’ benefit from candidates supported critical thinking and development.

The course also introduces the National Major Trauma Nursing Group competency framework in line with regional drivers, such as the Cheshire and Mersey Major Trauma Network.

Hosting both a visiting and an adjunct professor in emergency care and trauma, alongside a host of expert, clinically-current speakers, alongside advanced practice lecturers ensure the blended delivery is both impactful and relevant to the emergency care arena. An embedded, locally hosted Advanced Life Support (ALS) course increases returning candidates’ efficacy in practice and de-escalation and breakaway training keeps staff safe and equipped to deal with rapidly-changing clinical scenarios.

Those completing the course may choose to continue level 7 studies in gaining an award in Advanced Healthcare Practice, with the byline ‘Emergency Care’.

A virtual learning environment (Canvas) will be curated to maximise candidates learning through engaging e-learning activities, alongside content specific to the current domain of study.

Course content

The programme will be delivered using the following methods:

  • simulation
  • skills
  • lectures
  • online activity
  • ALS certification

Teaching and learning

The course will be delivered every second Thursday from 09.30 – 1600. The course is delivered over 2 semesters January to May and September to December over the course of one academic year.

Entry requirements

In order to be considered for this course, you must have a minimum of 12 months minimum post graduate professional experience (for example; paramedic, nurse physician associate, physiotherapist, doctor etc)

  • Must be working within an emergency care / urgent care/ paramedicine setting
  • Applicants must have local support in the form of a mentor within their organisation
  • Need to be able to provide evidence of having studied at level 6 or equivalent


You will be assessed via a Pass / Fail ‘e ALS ‘course, an academically weighted Reflective patient case study at level 7 and upon completion of appropriate RCN L 2 competencies.

CPD award

This CPD is standalone and is not within a wider award framework.

Further information

For further information please contact:

Module leader: Sharon Flewitt

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Health
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

T: 0151 231 5829
E: Health@ljmu.ac.uk

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.

Further guidance on programme changes.