Member Level Programme (MFEN)
Enrol anytime as all webinars are recorded and uploaded to a learning management system in your members area on login.
Course Duration: Part Time: Two years Min
Fees: £72 – Two years FEN membership initially, annual thereafter
(Optional qualification accreditation fees apply)
Online via Zoom with webinar recordings available on catch-up
Any queries about membership, registration on the programme or website access please contact us
Our two-year webinar programme will enable registered nurses working within emergency care to develop the theoretical knowledge and clinical skills required for Member Level competency (MFEN). This programme will be delivered through webinars and online learning.
The programme will be delivered on Thursday evenings 19:00 to 21:00 GMT/BST from (09/09/2021 to 10/08/2023) . There will be a two week break for Christmas and Easter as well as a short break between the first and second year of the programme. Webinars will be recorded and uploaded to the Learning Management System in our members area for AFEN/MFEN members to catch-up on or review at a later date. On completion of an evaluation form following the webinar, you will receive confirmation of attendance in the form of a CPD certificate, this can be uploaded as a PDF to your own CPDme e-portfolio also included in FEN membership.
To access the programme, you will need to be a nurse registrant Plus purchase our two-year AFEN/MFEN membership with the Faculty of Emergency Nursing – either as an individual or through corporate membership from your ED. To continue to access the programme your membership must remain current. To join FEN click here.
FEN membership also includes a CPDme account with your very own e-portfolio to supplement FENLearning.
Members can also use CPDme to access more CPD webinars and online learning resources, build their own Emergency Nursing e-portfolio and store CPD evidence for NMC revalidation or work towards our own FEN competencies to achieve an optional accredited FEN qualification AFEN/MFEN (qualification accreditation fees not included in membership).
This online educational programme is designed to provide the theoretical underpinnings to achieve the MFEN level competence. If you wish to have this level of competence accredited, you will need to supplement this with background reading, engagement with additional web-based resources and undertake additional teaching and assessments in your own place of work. You will need to build a clinical portfolio of robust evidence against a set of assessment criteria in order to demonstrate necessary learning outcomes. You will need support from an assessor to sign you off an index of competencies (under development) at MFEN level whilst in clinical practice. We are also developing some assessment and portfolio tools to support this evidence.
For a nurse new to shift/section leading, it will take approximately two years to complete all the learning to gain the optional qualification. The taught programme is delivered as 2 dedicated MFEN sessions a month, attendance at the monthly Assessors workshop and attendance at the FEN monthly webinar. Provided evidence is collected throughout this period then candidates can expect to have a complete portfolio ready for submission by the end of the programme. However, completed portfolios may be submitted before this.
Should you wish to submit a portfolio for accreditation, this will incur an extra cost. The cost is calculated from the number of credits plus and administration fee. The current cost of a credit is £3.20 plus £29 administration free – this is payable on submission of the actual unit for accreditation. The qualification will provide credits on the Credit & Qualifications Framework for Wales (CQFW) 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 (scqf.org.uk)
|YEAR 1||YEAR 2|
|Introduction to programme||Major internal incidents|
|Role of Emergency Department shift leader||Clinical assessment frameworks|
|Prioritising care||Quality improvement processes|
|Organising my own workload||Audit masterclass|
|Organising workload of others||Excel masterclass|
|Managing a day shift – exercise||Debriefing|
|Decision-making/Problem-solving||Early Warning Scores|
|Legal considerations – Capacity & consent||Triage scales|
|Risk assessing||Managing transfer of care|
|Policy writing||Pain management – getting it right|
|Procedure writing||Learning from adverse incidents|
|Writing a Standard Operating Procedure||Learning from complaints|
|Managing challenging behaviour – patients who are cognitively impaired||Managing resources available|
|Managing challenging behaviour – alcohol-induced||Interviewing skills|
|Managing challenging behaviour – drug-induced||Safeguarding members of staff|
|Human Factors I||Safeguarding members of staff|
|Human Factors 2||Complex needs assessment|
|The Art of Delegation||Frequent attenders & high impact users|
|The Art of Negotiation||Change management|
|Emotional & psychological reactions to sudden illness/injury||Adapting communication to your audience|
|Documentation & information governance||Courageous conversations|
|Managing conflict between staff (MPT)||Equity & dignity|
|Managing conflict between patient & staff||End-of-life dilemmas|
|Managing conflict between patients’ relatives and staff||Report-writing|
|Stress, coping skills and resilience||Empowering others|
|How to survive a night shift in charge|
£72 Two years FEN membership required, payment to be received prior to course registration.
This includes access to own FEN member CPDme e-portfolio, live weekly zoom webinars and a LMS of all past recordings of webinars.
Accreditation fee – the finalised MFEN competency units are currently under development, we will be informing members of more details when the qualification is finalised and available.
The webinar education programme is open access to AFEN/MFEN members and can be completed without submitting a portfolio but to achieve full MFEN accreditation you will need to complete a portfolio of evidence for:
Three compulsory units:
Compulsory Group A – Must complete both
|Core Competencies for Working in Emergency Care Settings|
|Psychological Care of Patients in Emergency Care Settings|
Compulsory Group B – Choose one
|Care of Adults and Older People in Emergency Care Settings|
|Care of Children and Younger People in Emergency Care Settings|
One optional units:
|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|
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. Once complete portfolios should be submitted to the Internal Quality Assurance Board for verification and award of qualification. (Optional fees apply for accreditation).
To enrol on the 2 year programme of MFEN webinars please ensure you have purchased our AFEN/MFEN membership or are a corporate funded member. Your member welcome email contains details on how to access the online webinars, live zoom timetable and the LMS of past recordings. Please allow 5 working days for this to be processed.