Course Overview

We offer the Adult Critical Care course at Level 7 (Post Graduate Certificate in Critical Care) and Level 6 (Adult Critical Care Course certificate). The course consists of two 30 credit modules and is suitable for staff working in an Adult Critical Care unit caring for patients receiving both Level 2 and Level 3 care. Two pre module study days are offered to students. These are provided to support the students with academic skills, including critical thinking, critical analysis and critical writing. The course entry requirements are outlined in the course entry criteria section below. 

Our programme facilitates the development of a dynamic, professional, and knowledgeable workforce who are equipped to provide high quality evidence-based care to critically ill patients and their families. Teaching is delivered by specialist academic and clinically credible lecturers within critical care from across the Network. 

The programme is mapped to the National Standards for Critical Care Nurse Education (CC3N, 2018) and contains a work-based element which includes the completion of the National Competency Framework for Critical Care Nurses, Steps 2 and 3.

Lecturer leading a simulation session for students of critical care course



Academic Assessment

Completion of National Step 2 & 3 Competencies




3500 words

Submission due in January

15min Oral Poster



Annotated Bibliography

10 pieces of literature

2500 words

Submission due in June



The Student Experience:


The Stakeholder Experience:


How to Apply 

If you meet the course entry criteria and are interested in applying, please contact your unit Lead Practice Educator. 

Next Course Starting

September 2024

Application deadline: July 2024

For Semester dates please follow the link here:  

Oxford Brookes University

Introduction to the Team

Mary Meeks Adult Critical Care Course Programme Lead

Mary Meeks

Education Project Lead,

Adult Critical Care Course Programme Lead

Carl Ridgley Adult Critical Care Education Facilitator

Carl Ridgley

Adult Critical Care Education Facilitator

Lynette Kinnaird Adult Critical Care Network Education Administrator

Lynette Kinnaird
Network Education Administrator

Clare Butler Liaison Manager at Oxford Brookes University
Clare Butler

Liasion Manager

Oxford Brookes University