The Critical Care Course @ Leeds Teaching Hospitals
Welcome to the Critical Care Course at Leeds Teaching Hospitals.
This 12 month course is aimed at those working within Critical Care in West Yorkshire and is delivered over two 30 credit modules. The programme focuses upon the underpinning pathophysiology and theory to promote a deeper understanding of critical illness and the role of the Critical Care Nurse in its management. LTHT is one of 16 providers approved by NHE to deliver the critical care course and uses the National Critical Care Competencies to align theory and clinical practice.
This programme supplies a perfect mix of academic study and practical application in the clinical environment, which has benefits to both the practitioner’s professional development and the quality of patient care delivered.
The programme developed by the Greater Manchester Critical Care Skills Institute will be delivered by Leeds Teaching Hospitals in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University.
Established in September 2018, we have welcomed 2 cohorts of students onto the programme each year.
The course can be undertaken at Level 6 or, if the candidate meets the specified criteria, at Level 7 leading respectively to the Certificate in Professional Studies in Critical Care (Level 6) or Postgraduate Certificate in Critical Care (Level 7).
In order to study at Level 7, staff must have a 1st degree or 2:1 degree or have studied at level 7 previously.
The following admissions criteria apply: Students must:
Provide evidence of current Healthcare registration
Have successfully completed a period of locally agreed preceptorship
Successfully completed CC3N Steps 1 Competencies
Work a minimum number of clinical hours during the course of the programme (3 short shifts or 2 long days per week)
Have worked within current clinical environment for a minimum of 12 months prior to accessing the course
Successfully complete the written aspect of the application form
Completed PEAP course or equivalent (LTHT requirement)
Applications are accepted during a set time period. The application form will be available on this website. If the entry requirements are met, applicants will be invited to a group interview.