Associate Level (AFEN)

The AFEN Qualification: Agored Cymru Level 6 Diploma in Emergency Nursing (Associate Level of Faculty of Emergency Nursing has been developed from these competencies.

Below are the Associate level competencies (AFEN) divided into nine discreet units. Each unit contains four sections:

  1. Knowledge – applicants must show what they know

  2. Intervention – applicants must show what they can do

  3. Patient management – applicants must show how they can apply their knowledge and skills to patient care

  4. Management of self and others – applicants must show how they manage their own workload and manage their relationships other staff

 The AFEN competencies framework (available here) has been used to underpin the development of nine units, which can be completed as single discreet units or as the qualification:  Agored Cymru Level 6 Diploma in Emergency Nursing (Associate Level of Faculty of Emergency Nursing) Qualification which provides 120 academic credits on completion of four units with nine combination options. The individual units have clearly identified learning outcomes and the assessment criteria which need to be met to achieve the qualification. The learning outcomes of each of the nine units are available here [LINK to AFEN Qualification Core Learning outcomes], and an extract from the actual units which shows both the learning outcomes with their individual assessment criteria are also available here [LINK  to Extract of AFEN units]. Full copies of all the units with their learning outcomes and assessment criteria are available on the members area of our website [LINK: join here].  The AFEN Education programme which supports this qualification can be joined at any time. It is included in membership and is delivered in weekly 2-hour webinars which are recorded and accessible on our members area of our website 24/7.  Please note that there is an extra cost for accrediting for the qualification.