The Faculty of Emergency Nursing

Providing Education to develop the knowledge, competence
and capabilities of nurses working in emergency care settings

Our Vision

We are a group of emergency nurses with learners from across the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and other countries.

Our vision is enable Emergency Nurses to achieve their potential, realise their ambitions & through education & networking, support them to deliver quality care to patients in emergency departments locally, nationally & internationally. 

Our mission is to provide Emergency Nurses with a career development framework, education and qualifications which deliver the knowledge skills, competence and capabilities they require to work effectively. 


We offer 

  • Four live webinars per month providing networking opportunities.
  • CPD opportunities with live and library of over recorded webinars 
  • Completed WEBINAR evaluations provide learners with a CPD certificate with comments transcribed – can be used as evidence for portfolios, appraisals, and as evidence of CPD for revalidation with NMC.  
  • Portfolio guidance 
  • Quality assured assessment proforma 
  • Access to a CPDme e-portfolio. 
  • At Level 6, we have nine discreet 20 or 60 credit units which can be taken individually or in combination to provide our regulated, accredited Level 6 Diploma in Emergency Nursing Qualification.  (Level 6 equivalent to level 8 in Ireland and Level 10 in Scotland).
  • At Level 7, we are aiming to have units and a regulated, accredited qualification available in the summer: Level 7 Diploma in Emergency Nursing.
  • Our Clinical Programme and Leader Programme provide the education sessions for Level 6 and Level 7 qualifications and individual units.

At the moment to purchase an education bundle, one must be a nurse registrant with a PIN; we may be in a position to consider education bundles for other members of the nursing workforce at some point in the future.

Benefits of Education Bundle


Your own CPDme /
FEN Eportfolio


Access to AFEN
qualification competencies


Competency Assessment
& Portfolio


Weekly and monthly online
Educational webinar programmes

Catch Up

All previous recordings
available on catch-up


EQF Level 6 Diploma in
Emergency Nursing AFEN

Upcoming Webinars

may, 2024

Previous Webinars

Please note that some webinars are only available to FEN Members

Making Space -
Emergency Care Conference 2024

This year’s Emergency Care Conference is all about space: space for you, space to connect and space to share our learning, our creative solutions, and our collective wisdom.

You make this conference so special.

The programme is created from the things you most want to hear about, the great work you most want to share and the commitment to keep making it better for each other and those we care for.

Choose the perfect plan for you

The cost of access to our Education Bundle is £36 per year per person. Individuals have the opportunity of purchasing access for one year at a time but corporate clients are required to buy access to our education pack for their nurses for two years. 

If you are wishing to purchase our two-year Corporate Education Bundle please see our Corporate Education Bundle details

Frequently asked questions

No, the programme can be used flexibly, FEN will support a member to gain a qualification, equally they will support members just wishing to complete some CPD.

This was the only way that we could ensure flexibility for our members to commence our programmes at a time that suited them.

On completion of an evaluation following attendance at a webinar or watching on catch-up, you will receive a certification of attendance.

No, but the unit/qualifications have to be presented to the Internal Quality Assurance Board electronically for them to be accredited.

Both universities and awarding bodies use the CQFW (Credit and Qualifications Framework for Wales) and Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) crediting system. So, attaining 120 credits at level 6 indicates the same degree of difficulty and number of study hours as what would be attained in the university’s final year of an honour’s degree programme. You will notice in job descriptions it often stipulates degree or equivalent – this is that equivalent. This can be clearly seen in the fan diagram found in the CQFW learner Guide[1].

We would like to build on this, so if your question has not been answered please contact us.