Community Care of the Neonate Cert

Community Care of the Neonate Cert
The Certificate in Community Care of Neonate supports practitioners in giving care that is not only family focused but holistic to the needs of the individual infant and family. This course aims to facilitate, prepare and enhance the role of healthcare professionals delivering care to the neonate on discharge home. As a result, the development of the infant and family unit will be optimised.

After June 2016, please note this course will next be held in 2017/18.  Please contact for further information.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:


Ancillary Award:



Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

Part-time: One term or 15 weeks. This Certificate is studied on a part-time basis and delivered over a trimester. It is studied at Level 3 and equates to 20 credits at this level of study.


School of Community Health and Midwifery

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Varying times

Entry Requirements:

Current NMC registration

Course Content

Course Outline:
The content will include:
  • Government issues and policy concerns
  • Examination of the legal, ethical and cultural implications of nursing the neonate in the home
  • Child protection issues
  • Discharge planning, transition from unit to home
  • Nutritional management of the neonate
  • Supporting the family of an infant on home oxygen
  • Supporting the family of an infant with special needs
  • Supporting the family of a terminally ill infant or through bereavement
  • Play therapy and child development
  • Baby massage and yoga
  • Facilitation and management of change.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

The course will emphasise the creation of a reflective environment that serves as a safe space within which to challenge practice. Formal lectures will provide a focus and stimulus for other forms of learning e.g. seminars, tutorials and discussion. Independent study and personal reflection forms an important and integral element of this module serving to link theory and practice.

You will be assessed theoretically; this involves the completion of a written assignment.

Academic Expertise

We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.

Learning outcome & aims

We aim to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to equip UCLan graduates with the confidence and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work.

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


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Progression Routes

From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Individuals working for health and social care organisations should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.

Individuals can purchase this course as an independent student and should obtain an application form from:

Post-registration Recruitment
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893836/ 3839

Certificate Community Care of the Neonate. Part-time, one semester. Level 3.

After June 2016, please note this course will next be held in 2017/18. Please contact for further information.

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839