Clinical Education Programme [formerly AFEN Programme]

This webinar programme is aimed at all registered nurses working in emergency care settings.  It supports development towards becoming an enhanced level Emergency Nurse (formerly known as out Associate (AFEN) level) and delivers our Clinical Level competency. The programme also provides the clinical component of the Advanced Level Emergency Nurse  (formerly Member Level (MFEN))

Clinical Programme: consists of 89 webinars which are available as recordings plus we provide a monthly live webinar on the first Tuesday of the month (except January and August) 19:00 to 21:00 hrs.  The live sessions will either present an updated version of a previous webinar or a new topic that supports clinical practice.


When can I start the programmes?  You can start at any time, today, tomorrow, next week or next month, as long as you or your organisation has purchased an Education Bundle for you. You gain access to the webinars on completion of registration.

Regulated Accredited Qualification(s)  Agored Cymru Level 6 Diploma in Emergency Nursing (Faculty of Emergency Nursing) 120 academic credits – Qualification fees are extra.

How long will it take me to complete the qualification: We would anticipate somewhere between two to three years, but this would depend on a) how much evidence you have already collated that will meet the assessment criteria for the units and b) how much time is spend in developing the evidence against the assessment criteria as there are no set time scale and the programme is flexible with no deadlines set by FEN. 

Our qualifications will provide academic credits on the Credit & Qualifications Framework for Wales (CQFW) and Ofqual which is mapped – like other European Countries – to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). To see how qualifications can cross boundaries across the UK and Ireland the following link may be helpful: qccb-web-oct-2019.pdf (

How much does this Cost  £36 per year for CPD Element. Full Level 6 Diploma in Emergency Nursing is currently £1000 for 120 credits -at time of publication (06/11/2023)

Any queries about membership or website access please contact us

European Quality Framework: Level 6

National equivalents:

Irish National Framework of Qualifications: Level 7/8

Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework: Level 10/9

Outside of UK & Ireland

If you are from outside of the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, you are welcome to join the Faculty and access our training programme. Should you wish to complete the clinical portfolio for accreditation please contact us.

The content of the Clinical Programme includes the following webinars

Introduction to the programme, including:
what is expected of you
how lectures will work
legal foundations
ethical principles
Heads – anatomy & physiology
ABCDE assessmentHead injuries
Chest – injuries (part 1)Brain pathology
Chest – illnesses (part 1)Airway assessment – plans A – D
Chest – injuries (part 2)Sedation
Chest – illnesses (part 2)Mental health – common presenting symptoms
Risk assessments – Infection controlPsychotic illness
Hearts – ECG interpretation methodsAnxiety-related presentations
Hearts  – ArrhythmiasMental health prioritisation scales
Hearts – BlocksOverdoses – drugs used and treatment options
Hearts – Acute Coronary Syndrome (part 1)Poisoning
Hearts – Acute Coronary Syndrome (part 2)Mental Capacity assessment
Hearts – congenital abnormalitiesLegal detention of mentally ill people
Hearts – injuries and infectionsHealth and Safety risk assessments
Risk assessments – pressure areasCommunicable diseases
Limbs – arm injuriesEnd of life
Limbs – hand injuriesSudden death
Limbs – hip injuriesSudden bereavement
Limbs – lower leg and foot injuriesManual handling in Emergency Care
Risk assessments – Safeguarding (initial)Eye assessment (1)
Pain assessmentEye assessment (2)
Non-pharmaceutical pain reliefEye treatments
Pharmaceutical pain relief optionsEar problems
Wound assessmentNose problems
Wound cleaning and closureThroat problems
Local anaesthetics for wound exploration and closureMajor incident planning
Wound dressingsMajor incident implementation
Risk assessments – Safeguarding (secondary)Major incident –  Communication structures
Structuring Emergency CareClinical governance in Emergency Care
Prioritising in Emergency CareHuman Factors in Emergency Care
Burns – assessmentHandover/transfer of care
Burns – treatmentPregnancy in a nutshell
Major burnsDelivering a baby
Explosion injuriesResuscitation of the newborn
Auditing Emergency CarePV bleeds
Normal childhood progressionKidney injury
Adolescents – physical changesKidney pathology
Adolescents – cognitive changesDomestic Abuse
Adolescents – legal changesSepsis
Adolescents – transitionCognitive impairment
Normal ageing progressionAdjusting care to the individual patient
Abdominal pain – assessmentViolence and aggression – prevention and management
Abdominal injuriesShock
Abdominal pathologyConsent
Risk assessment – FallsManaging unpredictable patients
Diabetes (1)End of course – summary and evaluation
Diabetes (2)

Course fee

£36 for the Education Bundle for a year; this includes the CPDme electronic portfolio (worth £24.99/year). The education bundle includes access to own  CPDme e-portfolio, live weekly zoom webinars and a LMS of all past recordings of webinars. PLUS

£1000 for full qualification: Agored Cymru Level 6 Diploma in Emergency Nursing (120 credits)

£520 for a Level 6 single 60 credit age-related unit

£315 for a level 6 single 20 credit unit. 

The Clinical Programme can be completed as a CPD opportunity i.e. no necessity to complete our regulated accredited qualification:

Apart from Care of the Child (20 credit ) Unit, Emergency Nurses can choose to complete a single unit or the full qualification – both of which award academic credits. 

For the qualification four units must be completed: 

Compulsory Units, both must be completed

Core Competencies for Working in Emergency Care Settings
Psychological Care of Patients in Emergency Care Settings

Age- Related Units – Choose one

Care of Adults and Older People in Emergency Care Settings
Care of Children and Younger People in Emergency Care Settings

Optional Units: Choose one

Care of Patients with Non-Life/Non-Limb Threatening Injuries
Care of Patients with Major Trauma
Care of Patients in the Pre Hospital Care Environment
Care of Patients in a Major Incident

If the Care of Adult and Older person in Emergency Care Settings is Completed , then another Option is the 20 credit Care of the Child

Clinical assessment must be undertaken in the workplace. A portfolio of practice must be developed which will include workplace based assessments, case based discussions, annotated clinical notes, audits of notes and other evidence to demonstrate the necessary assessment criteria. 

Once complete portfolios should be submitted to the Internal Quality Assurance Board for verification and award of qualification

As soon as you have registered for FEN, you will automatically be able to access all the webinars and educational resources. you will need to complete another registration form to access CPDme.

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