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Nurses Certificate in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing



Enrolment for the NCert(E&CC) examination is a one off payment of £250.

***Please note, validation for the Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies (Veterinary Practice Sciences) provided by the partnership between Improve International, ESVPS and Harper Adams University lapses in 2018. Candidates wishing to upgrade to the Graduate Certificate must contact ESVPS, and submit the necessary application form, by 30/06/2018.***

The Improve International NCert(E&CC) modular training programme has been accredited by ESVPS as being a suitable education programme based on the course content and the calibre of the tutors delivering the taught course.

Candidates are required to study all areas of the course syllabus, which comprises taught and non-taught areas. Full details of the course syllabus will be available from Improve International on registration.


To achieve the NCert(E&CC) candidates must complete and pass the following:

Candidates will also be required to complete the following additional study: ESVPS will send regular email reminders of submission dates and details of the final examination.

Candidates must inform ESVPS of any change of contact details during the course period.

On successful attainment of the NCert(E&CC candidates will be awarded with a personalised certificate and their name will be included in the ESVPS register of Nurses Certificate holders.

Frequently asked questions

How long will it take?
Candidates can comfortably achieve a NCert(E&CC) qualification within one year, but have up to three  years in which to complete the training programme and examination.

The total amount of time spent will vary from candidate to candidates. An average candidate will spend between 10-15 hours per month on the private study, reflective learning and the completion of the case report and case studies.

What if I am not successful in passing one of the components of the examination?
Candidates are required to pass all components of the examination to gain the NCert(E&CC) qualification.  Candidates who fail their case report will be given clear indications where they were unsuccessful and guidelines on how to complete their case report to the required standard.  Candidates who are unsuccessful in the final examination will be given a breakdown of the areas they were weakest in and additional study recommended. There is a nominal fee to re-sit the final examination.

Is tutor support available?
Once registered, support is available in the form of a Case Report tutorial video and candidates have the opportunity of submitting an abstract of 100 words if their selected case does not appear on the list of suggested case types and procedures. Please note we do not accept drafts.

How do I get started?
Please contact us via email and we will send you a link to register.

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Examination and Submission Dates

2018 Examination Candidates 

Case study submission:

31st July 2018

Case report submission:

31st August 2018


14th November 2018


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