Exploring the fundamentals of ECC, the Cert VN ECC delivers theory based, tutor supported online content to develop your skills, confidence, knowledge and understanding of emergency and critical care.
Course content is delivered over 6 core units., split into 3 outcomes with corresponding open learning assignments.
One core unit is released every 9 weeks. Students will receive a full set of course notes for each outcome, access to a unit forum and webinar content (may be live or recorded). Students also receive full access to a huge library of additional resources and recorded webinars.
Students will also develop key transferable study skills; including academic writing, research and referencing, evidence of which should be included in submitted assignments.
Course content is theory based, so students are not required to compile and submit case studies. Instead, progression through the course is demonstrated by submission of unit coursework assignments.
Forming key preparation for the final assessments, submissions are comprised of short answer scenario-based questions, with an advised word count of ~3000 words each.
Assessing the practical activities and underpinning knowledge of the units, students would be expected to show evidence of further reading, research and practical learning in their submissions.
Your prior nursing knowledge will be assumed in some topics as this is an advanced certificate course.
Submitted assignments, must be properly referenced; using the Harvard method, which will be considered in the marking.
Assignments are submitted online, via Moodle and Turnitin, our plagiarism checker, to be graded by your tutor. Allowing them to fully assess your knowledge and understanding whilst also providing guidance and feedback.
More detail on the timescales and deadlines and what you can expect from the course is available via the example Coursework and Assignment Calendar.
To give you an idea of what to expect from the coursework, you can view sample assignment questions as well as an excerpt of the course notes in our Cert VN Syllabus.
Approximate length of completion for the course is 18 months, with intakes every six months in April & October.
Final assessments for the Cert VN ECC are delivered online using Top hat assessment system and are comprised of two written, open-book scenario based short answer question papers. More information can be found here.
Closing dates are strictly two months prior to the course start date for the specific intake.