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Waterford Institute of Technology

Waterford , Munster ,Ireland

Postgraduate Certificate Palliative Care for Healthcare Professionals

This unique programme is designed for Nurses, Allied Healthcare Professionals and Social Care Professionals to enhance their knowledge and skills at an intermediate level of palliative care.

The advantages of learning in this multi-professional context will enable the student to explore their learning alongside other professions. Learners will be challenged to advance their knowledge with a focus on holistic palliative care within a multi-disciplinary setting, and learners will understand the need for and apply the principles of self-care within their clinical practice. This programme is also unique in that learners will have the opportunity to identify personal learning goals that will address their own learning needs. This programme will empower the learner to care for patients and families who may have complex palliative care needs.

Campus Information

Cork Road


  • Jan

Application Processing Time in Days: 10

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

WIT’s award-winning Careers Development Centre is the main point of contact for:

  • Students and graduates, helping you explore your options, develop your employability skills and make successful job applications
  • Academic Staff, supporting you to equip your students with the skills they need to enhance their employability and succeed in their future careers
  • Employers interested in securing the recruitment of well educated, career orientated, informed graduates

The Careers Development Centre supports the Institute in providing opportunities for students and graduates to develop the skills and attributes required to manage their careers throughout their working lives.

PSW Opportunity

2 Years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Level 8 BSc or equivalent in an appropriate discipline and registered or eligible to register as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland or the Health and Social Care professional registration authority CORU.

Where English is not the student’s first language, proof of English language competency as per WIT regulations will have to be provided.

WIT RPL regulations will apply where applicants do not possess a formal level 8 qualification. A completed application form must be signed by the learner and endorsed by their line manager. 

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  • Course Code: WD334
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 03 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 10250 EUR
    Annual Cost of Living: 7650 EUR
    Application Fee: 50 EUR
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