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Free Digital Certificate of Achievement

This is a Sponsored course, which means that learners can obtain a free Certificate once they become eligible. *To be eligible, you must mark at least 90% of the steps in this course as complete and attain an Test score of 70% or greater.

The Certificate of Achievement is a great way to prove what you have learned on the course and as evidence of your Continuing Professional Development. This is a personalised certificate and transcript, detailing the syllabus and learning outcomes from the course. It comes as a digital certificate that you can add to your LinkedIn profile.

Congratulations, if you have completed the course and assessment *satisfactorily, and please accept our sincere apologies for the delay in the download facility for your Certificate. We are currently awaiting re-Accreditation of the course for 2019-2020 by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). RCN Approval is scheduled to come through within the next 2 weeks - when you will be able to download your Certificate - and in time for learners who complete the course more slowly or by following the Week by Week live presentation.

Details of the CPD accreditation that has been approved by the Royal College of Pathologists and the pending Royal College of Nursing accreditation will be given on the Certificate: the course is accredited by the Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) and will be separately by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), each professional body approve this course for 9 Continuing Professional Development credits. For the Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath), this applies to medical staff and clinical scientists in career grade posts who are enrolled with one of the Royal Colleges for CPD purposes. For the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) this will apply to nursing staff. Note: the RCN cannot confirm the competence of any practitioner on the Certificate.

Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences Programme

We offer many further options related to what you have learnt and discussed over the duration of this course. Details of our face-to-face Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences can be found on our website

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