Paediatric Care Courses

Become a champion for child healthcare with our range of paediatric care courses. Work with leading healthcare practitioners to boost knowledge and skills.

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There are many fantastic courses available for those interested in paediatric care. While specialist training for doctors and nurses will often take place in hospitals, many paediatricians continue to study online and in person throughout their careers. If you want to develop skills in a new area of paediatric care, our online courses are an accessible and affordable way to continue your professional development.

Depending on the field you want to work in, paediatrics training will vary in length. Becoming a fully qualified Consultant Paediatrician takes at least 10 years following your initial medical training. After medical school, you must undertake a 2-year foundation programme, including some experience in paediatric care. You must then apply for specialist paediatric training, which takes at least 8 years.

To become a paediatric nurse in the UK, you must complete a 3-year degree in Children’s Nursing from an organisation approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Or, if you already have a relevant degree, you may be eligible for shorter postgraduate courses.

There are many steps towards becoming a paediatrician, including the necessary qualifications. Firstly, to get into medical school, you’ll need:

  • 5 GCSEs B and above (including English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Double Science
  • 3 A or A* passes at A level (including Chemistry but may also require Biology, Maths or Physics)

To become a fully trained Consultant Paediatrician, you must have:

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS, MBChB, or BMBS) from a recognised medical school
  • Evidence of the completion of your foundation programme
  • Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Specialist Paediatric Care

Gain practical knowledge and provide high-quality paediatric care

Deepen your understanding of paediatric care with an online healthcare course. Whether you’re just starting a career in paediatrics or looking to specialise in a specific field, we offer a range of courses to help you achieve your professional goals.

Cover key aspects of paediatrics, from the principles of infant nutrition to our paediatric dentistry course. We’ll help you tackle the unique challenges of working with children so that you can build confidence and improve patient care.

Learn from global providers of paediatric care

Our courses are developed by leading universities and healthcare experts who’ve worked in hospitals and research settings around the world. Taught by true experts, you’ll get the theory as well as real-life examples of how to apply it.

Study paediatric care online

With online course material and an easy-access learning platform, our paediatric care courses are designed to fit around your personal and professional life. Start with just one course or sign up for our unlimited subscription to make the most of limitless courses at a set price. We’ll help you add valuable skills to your CV so you can take the next step in your career.

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