Unable to find any suggestions for your query...

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are consenting to their use. Please visit our cookie policy to find out which cookies we use and why. View cookie policy.

Preparation for Independent and Supplementary Prescribing V300

Fees and funding

What's next.

This module equips eligible registered health professionals with the required knowledge, skills, competencies and attitudes to safely and effectively assess, prescribe and review medications as independent and supplementary prescribers.

Working in partnership with service users, supervisors and assessors, participants on the module will engage in reflective, competent, collaborative and person-centred prescribing practices in accordance with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Competency Framework for Prescribers.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module the participant will be able to:

Accreditation and professional recognition

The module has been fully co-produced with service users, students, practice partners and employers and reviewed following publication of NMC Standards for Prescribing programmes (2019) and HCPC Standards for prescribing (2019).

As with other NMC-approved programmes, the process of Supervision and Assessment has been fully aligned to the NMC Standards of Student Supervision and Assessment (SSSA) .

The co-production process and publication of external standards has led to modifications in learning outcomes and selected content, mapping to the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s (RPS) Competency Framework , as well as minor updates to the practice-based assessment strategy.

Entry Requirements

Nurses & scphns.

All nurses and SCPHNs wishing to apply for degree level 6 or master’s level 7 prescribing programme at the University of Essex must meet the following criteria:

Physiotherapists, podiatrists, therapeutic radiographers and paramedics

Physiotherapists, podiatrists, therapeutic radiographers and paramedics wishing to apply for degree level 6 or master’s level 7 prescribing programme at the University of Essex must meet the following criteria:

Self-employed and non-NHS applicants

We welcome applications from those who are self-employed or work for non-NHS organisations. In addition to the entry criteria above, you will be required to demonstrate, through the application process, that you have adequate governance structures and private indemnity insurance in place.

In addition to this you will be required to provide two references from individuals who can validate your academic and professional suitability for the prescribing programme. We will also require the last CQC inspection report for your chosen practice area.

The programme team can advise you on providing the required documentation. Please email [email protected] for support.

Module Outline

The content of the module is drawn from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Competency Framework for Prescribers and the learning outcomes are closely mapped to these:

In addition to the above, the module content includes:

Assessment strategy

Teaching and learning disclaimer

Following the impact of the pandemic, we made changes to our teaching and assessment to ensure our current students could continue with their studies uninterrupted and safely. These changes included courses being taught through blended delivery, normally including some face-to-face teaching, online provision, or a combination of both across the year.

The teaching and assessment methods listed show what is currently planned for 2021 entry; changes may be necessary if, by the beginning of this course, we need to adapt the way we’re delivering them due to the external environment, and to allow you to continue to receive the best education possible safely and seamlessly.

Our CPD Funding page has more information on fees for our modules and potential funding sources.

We have guidance on making your application and the forms to download on our how to apply page.

If you require further details about this module, including future course dates, please email [email protected] .

Module Directory

Hs604-6-ps-co : preparation for non-medical prescribing - nurses, midwives and scphns, key module for, module description, module aims, module learning outcomes, module information, learning and teaching methods, bibliography, assessment items, weightings and deadlines, exam format definitions.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Reassessment, external examiner.

Disclaimer: The University makes every effort to ensure that this information on its Module Directory is accurate and up-to-date. Exceptionally it can be necessary to make changes, for example to programmes, modules, facilities or fees. Examples of such reasons might include a change of law or regulatory requirements, industrial action, lack of demand, departure of key personnel, change in government policy, or withdrawal/reduction of funding. Changes to modules may for example consist of variations to the content and method of delivery or assessment of modules and other services, to discontinue modules and other services and to merge or combine modules. The University will endeavour to keep such changes to a minimum, and will also keep students informed appropriately by updating our programme specifications and module directory.

The full Procedures, Rules and Regulations of the University governing how it operates are set out in the Charter, Statutes and Ordinances and in the University Regulations, Policy and Procedures.

We use cookies to improve your browsing experience, monitor how our site is used, and aid us with advertising. By continuing to use our site you are agreeing to our privacy and cookies policy .

Support and facilities


Studying at ARU

Applying to ARU

Entry requirements

Arriving at ARU

Research themes

Institutes and groups

Impact and innovation

Develop your business

Develop your people

Access student and graduate talent

Business and employers case studies

Recent graduates

Advanced Non-Medical Prescribing (V300)

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Online and Chelmsford , Online and Cambridge

Module level: 7

Module credits: 30 credits

Prepare to prescribe medicines from the British National Formulary (BNF) in your area of competence. With our Non-Medical Prescribing course, you’ll learn to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost-effectively as both an independent and supplementary prescriber.

Full description

Our CPD course is taught by blended learning, with some online and some campus teaching. You can choose to join us on campus in Chelmsford or Cambridge.

You'll already be a registered nurse, midwife, pharmacist, physiotherapist, paramedic, chiropodist, podiatrist, dietician, diagnostic or therapeutic radiographer, and this course may interest you because there is a recognised need for you to prescribe within your clinical practice.

On successful completion of this course, you can be annotated/registered with your Professional Body as an independent and supplementary prescriber* and you'll be qualified to prescribe medications within your field of competence.

Independent prescribers are practitioners responsible and accountable for the assessment of patients with previously undiagnosed or diagnosed conditions and for decisions about the clinical management required, including prescribing.” BNF, 2020 ( https://bnf.nice.org.uk/guidance/non-medical-prescribing.html )

Supplementary prescribing is a partnership between an independent prescriber (a doctor or a dentist) and a supplementary prescriber to implement an agreed Clinical Management Plan for an individual patient with that patient’s agreement.” BNF, 2020 ( https://bnf.nice.org.uk/guidance/non-medical-prescribing.html )

Important notes

How you'll learn

This module takes place over two trimesters, including 25 six-hour academic study days (26 days for pharmacists).

Core content

The core teaching will involve an introduction to pharmacology and the generic aspects of prescribing. Although we don’t cover therapeutic indications, we’ll refer to common drugs throughout the module to demonstrate key pharmacological principals. The taught content will include:

In addition to the generic taught content you’ll have the opportunity to learn about medications specific to your specialist area of practice; through your clinical practice hours and six days of self-directed academic research.

Practice assessment

In partnership with your employer, you must identify a suitable Practice Assessor.

A Practice Assessor is a registered healthcare professional with a prescribing qualification and a minimum of three years’ recent prescribing experience in this role; eg a doctor, nurse, pharmacist or other professionally registered, V300 trained independent prescriber.

Nursing and midwifery applicants

Pharmacists and allied healthcare professionals:

As an NMC or HCPC registrant you will need to demonstrate a minimum of 72 hours of supervised clinical practice, at least 22 hours of which must be with your Practice Assessor.

As a GPhC registrant you will need to demonstrate a minimum of 90 hours of supervised clinical practice, at least 28 hours of which must be with your Practice Assessor.

The remaining clinical hours must be spent with a Practice Supervisor (see above).

Your Practice Assessor, along with your Academic Assessor (module tutor or module lead) is responsible for signing you off as a competent and safe prescriber. As such you will need to make sure you keep accurate records of your clinical placement hours.

Your success on this programme will be determined on the basis of:

1. A practice assessment document consisting of:

2. A calculations examination:

3. A pharmacology examination:

4. A critical case study:

Please note that demonstration of unsafe practice in any of the assessments will result in a referral (second attempt required) for NMC and HCPC students or automatic failure (no second attempt allowed) for GPhC students.

Who should attend?

Please read the entry requirements in the section below very carefully.

Important note about applications for this module: Applications for May 2023: Full , unable to accept any more applications. Applications for September 2023 will open on 9 May 2023 Applications for January 2024 will open on 11 September 2023

May 2023 - blended delivery with campus sessions held in Chelmsford and Cambridge (both fully booked) – teaching days Tuesdays

Face to face on campus: 16, 30 May 2023 6, 20 June 4, 18 July 12, 26 September 10, 24 October 7, 21 November 5 December

Clinical skills - on campus in Chelmsford (pharmacists only): 25 July 2023

Online Mock Exam: 11 July 2023

Exam - on campus: 1 August 2023

Online: 23 May 2023 13, 27 June 11 July 31 October

Independent study days: 19 September 2023 3, 17 October 14, 28 November 12 December

Where you'll study

Your faculty.

The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.

We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.

We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.

Where can I study?

Online and chelmsford, online and cambridge, fees & funding, course fees, 30 credits (level 7) for courses starting in 2022/23.


Funding for CPD

Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply .

Contact details

Eleanor Hawley [email protected]

CPD Admissions [email protected]

For entry to this course, you must meet the following requirements.

Your employer will need to provide supportive evidence that you have:

Self-funding applicants

We will consider self-funding applicants but you must be working for an organisation that will support you in this role. Your employer will still need to provide all the information above. If you are currently working in a role that will not allow you to prescribe, you cannot apply for this module.

Self-employed and aesthetic practitioner applicants

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept self-employed applicants* or those who work exclusively in aesthetic practice.

*We will consider applications from pharmacists with their own pharmacy who work in partnership with a general practice. You will need to provide evidence of appropriate GPhC/CQC governance.

All applicants must complete the Supplementary Information Form (SIF) as part of the admission process, to provide evidence that they meet all of the above criteria.

Please ensure that all elements are completed or your application may be rejected.

Your Trust educational lead must approve your application.

For additional information, please contact Eleanor Hawley: [email protected]

Apply directly to ARU

Please also complete a supplementary information form  when applying for this course.

Register your interest

Use this link if your preferred date or campus is not currently available.

QAA Quality Mark thumbnail

Read this institution's report

Please Enable Cookies

www.hwetraininghub.org.uk is using a security service for protection against online attacks. The service requires full cookie support in order to view this website.

Please enable cookies on your browser and try again.

Please Enable JavaScript

www.hwetraininghub.org.uk is using a security service for protection against online attacks. The service requires full JavaScript support in order to view this website.

Please enable JavaScript on your browser and try again.

www.hwetraininghub.org.uk is using a security service for protection against online attacks. This process is automatic. You will be redirected once the validation is complete.

The University of Manchester

Alternatively, use our A–Z index

Independent Prescribing (short course) at The University of Manchester

Attend an open day

Discover more about Pharmacy CPD at Manchester

Independent Prescribing (Short Course) / Course details

Year of entry: 2023

Course description

Our Independent Prescribing course enables pharmacists and NMC registrants to take on the role of an independent prescriber in their area of practice.

Pharmacists, nurses and midwives are taught together to facilitate multidisciplinary learning and working. This 30-credit course is available for study at level 7 (master's level).

The course runs over four months and usually has two intakes each year (September and March). A large proportion of the learning will be delivered online, providing a flexible approach to learning by allowing you to study at times convenient to you.

The course includes a series of mandatory workshops and you must undertake 90 hours of learning in practice with your Designated Prescribing Practitioner or Practice Assessor/Practice Supervisor. Please see Appendix A/B of the nomination pack (PDF, 996KB) for details of roles and responsibilities.

Please check the course details section for course dates, which are usually published four months before the start of a course, ie, June for the September cohort and October for the March cohort. If there are no dates for your preferred cohort after this time, please email [email protected] Attendance at all workshops and assessments is mandatory, so you must confirm that you are able to attend them all before you apply.

Successful completion of an accredited course is not a guarantee of annotation or of future employment as an independent prescriber.

You can view accreditation reports on the General Pharmaceutical Council website and the Nursing & Midwifery Council website , although in this accreditation year, these may not be the current versions.

Please check online for details of fees, which may be subject to change and apply only to the dates given.

The course aims to build on your experiences and encourage the development and application of new knowledge and skills in practice. We aim to:

Special features

Pharmacists can undertake the Independent Prescribing course as part of the PGDip/MSc Clinical Pharmacy .

NMC registrants may be able to use Independent Prescribing credits towards a larger award such as the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice .

Additional course information

Teaching and learning.

A range of teaching methods is used to develop the knowledge and understanding, practical skills, intellectual skills and personal qualities required to become a competent prescriber.  

Our blended approach to learning and assessment involves a series of mandatory study days on campus, self-directed learning via the Blackboard virtual learning environment and supervised practice. 

Online materials can be studied in your own time, and will involve directed reading, online discussion and directed activities during supervised practice. As such, you must be self-motivated to learn in your own time and have a good level of IT skills to navigate Blackboard and the electronic portfolio.  

Pre-workshop tasks help you to prepare for the study days, which are interactive and focus on practical skills or topics that benefit from discussion with peers from a broad range of backgrounds. 

You must spend a minimum of 90 hours learning in practice under the supervision of a Designated Prescribing Practitioner or Practice Assessor/Practice Supervisor during the four-month course. During this time, you will complete a reflective practice portfolio to document and reflect on your learning, and to evidence your development of the prescribing competencies.  

This is an accelerated course that covers a large amount of learning in a very short space of time. You will need to engage fully with the course and commit to 14 hours of self-directed study and one full day of learning in practice each week of the course.

March 2023 cohort delivery (confirmed)

There are six mandatory study days that run from 9am to 5pm in the Stopford Building, Oxford Road, M13 9PT. The dates are: 

22 and 23 March 2023

19 and 20 April 2023

18 May 2023

15 June 2023

September 2023 cohort delivery (provisional)

There are six manddatory study days that run from 9am to 5pm in the Stopford Building, Oxford Road, M13 9PT. The dates are: 

27 and 28 September 2023

18 and 19 October 2023

16 Novemnber 2023

14 December 2023

Coursework and assessment

March 2023 cohort (confirmed)

September 2023 cohort (provisional)

Course unit details

The course will cover the competencies detailed in A competency framework for all prescribers  and the GPhC Standards for the education and training for pharmacists independent prescribers .

Course unit list

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants are available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service (DASS).

We encourage any student with a disability or long-term condition that might affect their ability to study or undertake assessments to register with DASS as soon as they have registered for the course.

independent prescribing course essex


You are here

Non-medical independent and/or supplementary prescribing (v300), additional information, contact details.

This is an innovative multi-professional course accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPC) and the Health Professions Council (HPC).

The supporting legislative framework enables practitioners, who meet the entry requirements, to undertake independent and/or supplementary prescribing. On successful completion of the course practitioners will have their prescribing qualification recorded with the appropriate professional regulator.

Students on this course will build on current practice to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies required to be able to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost-effectively as Independent and/ Supplementary Non-Medical Prescribers.

The course is based at the Ipswich waterfront campus and runs over two semesters, starting in September with the programme normally completed in 6 months. Campus based learning is organised over 26 days and there is also a requirement to complete 12 days of supervised practice working with a named medical supervisor (Doctor). In addition to the timetabled programme you will be expected to engage in related independent study activities.

The course can be accessed as a stand- alone course in its own right, undertaken at level 7 (masters). It is also an integrated component of longer degree/masters programmes such as the BSc Nurse Practitioner and the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice.

Course Level

Students on this programme are typically funded by Health Education England, if you aren’t, please contact [email protected]

In order to apply for the Non-Medical Independent and/or Supplementary Prescribing (V300) course, please contact [email protected] to request an application pack. This is required in addition to the online application on our website, and without this your application will not be considered.  

Non-Medical Prescribing - Course Dates for 2022-23 Academic Year 

NMP DATES Academic year 2022-23 (1) PDF.pdf

PDF icon

V300 for Nurses and Allied Health Professions and V300P for Pharmacists

Dates and application pack for 2023/24 are TBC.  For further queries please email: [email protected]

cpdhealth @uos.ac.uk  

Carlos Gonzalez

Lecturer in non-medical prescribing.

Carlos Gonzalez

Stacey-Anne Penny

Lecturer and course leader in adult nursing (district nursing).

Stacey-Anne Penny

Independent/Supplementary Prescribing - PCert

Join our successful prescribing programme and qualify as a non-medical prescriber.

All other applicants please apply now for June 2023!

This is a well-established and successful independent/supplementary prescribing programme for pharmacists, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, podiatrists, radiographers and dietitians.

It is a part-time, blended learning programme which leads to you qualifying as an independent prescriber (community and primary care pharmacists, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, podiatrists, paramedics and therapeutic radiographers) or as a supplementary prescriber (diagnostic radiographers and dietitians). You develop the knowledge and skills to practise as prescribers and to meet the standards set by your respective professional/regulatory body. Available as eight or 12 months duration. Also available at Level 6 for nurses/midwives.

Is this programme right for me?

If you are a pharmacist, nurse, midwife, physiotherapist, podiatrist, radiographer or dietitian looking to become a prescriber this is the programme you are looking for.

We also run a 40-credit module as part of the University of Greenwich MSc Advanced Clinical Practice. If you are part of this Greenwich programme and have selected the Prescribing module then you do also need to complete our Prescribing Application form.

We are no longer recruiting for the Clinically Enhanced Prescribing Programme. If you are a pharmacist in the HEE LaSE area and want to improve your clinical skills and undertake a prescribing programme, we do offer a combination of one of our short course modules, Clinical Consultation Assessment and Diagnosis with our PGCert independent / Supplementary Prescribing. This is HEE funded for a limited time!

Entry points and application deadlines

We have two different programme lengths to choose from. You can study over the REGULAR eight months or choose the EXTENDED programme over 12 months. Priority for the regular length programme will be given to those with a clearly defined scope of practice. The extended programme is for all those who may prefer, or who will benefit from, a longer period of study. It is especially suitable for those studying at Level 6 and community pharmacists.

All application forms are to be emailed to [email protected]@ac.uk

Please do not post any application forms.

Cohorts for academic year (2022/2023):

You can find upcoming cohort dates under Course Structure

All dates and deliveries subject to change.

HEE LaSE Pharmacists Appling for Clinical Consultation Assessment and Diagnosis with Independent / Supplementary Prescribing

Your applications deadlines are different as you are also applying for our Clinical Consultation Assessment and Diagnosis Module. Please check the application form.

The Prescribing Programme is delivered by distance learning with a total of nine in person study days at the University, plus 12 days clinical practice, overseen by a Practice Supervisor (nurses and midwives only)/designated prescribing practitioner (DPP).

About Medway School of Pharmacy

Medway School of Pharmacy is one of the few regional schools of pharmacy in the UK, a collaboration between the University of Kent and the University of Greenwich.

The impetus for the formation of the Medway School of Pharmacy came from the local community, who recognised the shortage of qualified pharmacists in all branches of the pharmacy profession in Kent.

The School is now recognised as an established school with accreditation from the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Graduates are employed in health disciplines in Kent and the south-east and more broadly across the UK.


Entry requirements

Please note  students need to be in active clinical practice to be on this programme of study.  The longest period of time a student can be out of clinical practice while on the programme is 2 consecutive weeks . This means that if you are on maternity leave, secondment or sabbatical, you are not currently eligible to undertake the programme of study. Please apply when you return to work.

While we welcome applications with a focus on aesthetics, we recommend a broader scope than botulinum.  

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, professional qualifications and relevant experience may also be taken into account when considering applications. 

International students

Please see our International Student website for entry requirements by country  and other relevant information. Due to visa restrictions, students who require a student visa to study cannot study part-time unless undertaking a distance or blended-learning programme with no on-campus provision.

English language entry requirements

The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level.

For detailed information see our  English language requirements  web pages. 

Need help with English?

Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways .

In the news

Ground-breaking discovery made in fight against incurable cancers

Ground-breaking discovery made in fight against incurable cancers

Possible pandemic threat isolated for the first time

Possible pandemic threat isolated for the first time

Pharmacy PhD student awarded Royal Commission Industrial Fellowship

Pharmacy PhD student awarded Royal Commission Industrial Fellowship

TRESK regulates brain to track time using sunlight as its cue

TRESK regulates brain to track time using sunlight as its cue

Course structure.

Duration: 8 or 12 months part-time

Take the Independent / Supplementary Prescribing programme as a standalone qualification; OR continue on to Medicines Optimisation. The prescribing programme can be used as either the first or second year of the Medicines Optimisation qualification. You will need to apply for the Prescribing Programme separately to the Medicines Optimisation Programme. Acceptance onto one programme does not guarantee acceptance onto the other. 

On successful completion, the School notifies the appropriate professional / regulatory body that you have qualified as an independent / supplementary prescriber.

The dates for the cohorts that are coming up are as follows:

2022/2023 entry

Cohort 65 (june 2023).

Application deadline 25 March 2023

2023/2024 entry

If you are applying for the 40 credit module as part of the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice with the university of Greenwich, you need to apply for Cohort 66. The deadlines and dates are below. 

Cohort 66 (September 2023)

Assessment days: 30 th April, 01 st , 02 nd , 06 th , 07 th , & 08 th May 2024 (students will be allocated one of these days once they commence on the programme).

Application deadline 02 nd  June 2023

Cohort 67 (October 2023)

Assessment days 09 th 14 th , 15 th , 16 th & 17 th May 2024 (students will be allocated one of these days once they commence on the programme).

 Application deadline 07 th July 2023

Cohort 68 (January 2024)

Assessment days: 09 th 10 th 11 th 16 th , 17 th July 2024(students will be allocated one of these days once they commence on the programme).

 Application deadline 13 th October 2023

Cohort 69 (April 2024)

Assessment days: 29 th , 30 th , 31 st , October, 05 th & 06 th November 2024 (students will be allocated one of these days once they commence on the programme).

 Application deadline 19 th January 2024

Cohort 70 (June 2024)

Assessment days: 11 th , 12 th , 13 th , 18 th & 19 th March 2025(students will be allocated one of these days once they commence on the programme).

 Application deadline 15 th March 2024

You need to be available to attend all of the study days. All Study days  are delivered in person at our Medway Campus.

You will be allocated a PAPP date on one of the listed assessment days. Pharmacists will need to attend the Medway Campus for the PAPP assessment in person.  

Please ensure you are available for all the study and assessment days before applying. 

These dates are subject to change.

The programme consists of four compulsory modules at either level 7 or level 6.

Teaching and assessment

Each module and its assessments are applied to your scope of practice. All of the assessments are different in focus and require different things from you. You are given feedback on your work before your next assignment is due to be submitted.

Case Study: written assignment using a patient case to demonstrate a systematic understanding of relevant frameworks, including budgetary constraints at national and local level.

Legislative Essay: written assignment reviewing the changes in legislation in relation to prescribing and the impact in regards to accountability and responsibility.

Exam: includes sections on Numeracy, Using the BNF and Pharmacology pre-seen essay element to demonstrate the required knowledge, understanding and skills.

Evidence Based Medicine: written assignment analysing the primary evidence as it applies to a specific patient within your scope of practice.

Practical Assessment of Prescribing Practice: a high-fidelity clinical situation tailored to your individual scope of practice.

Narrative: written assignment used to explain how your portfolio demonstrates that you have met the requirements for the programme.

Portfolio of evidence: demonstrating how you have met the prescribing competencies, learning outcomes and professional requirements for your regulatory body (NMC, HCPC, GPhC)

The type of assessments are the same for each version of the modules (level 6 or level 7). 

Programme aims

This programme aims to:

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding.

You will gain knowledge and understanding of:

Intellectual skills

You develop intellectual skills in:

Subject-specific skills

You gain subject-specific skills in:

Transferable skills

You will gain the following transferable skills:

Fees and Funding

Additional costs.

See the Medway School of Pharmacy website for postgraduate fees .

For more fee information, please email [email protected]

Search our scholarships finder for possible funding opportunities. You may find it helpful to look at both:

trophy Scholarships

We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

Which one's right for you?

independent prescribing course essex

General Pharmacy Practice - PCert, PDip, MSc

independent prescribing course essex

Medicines Optimisation - PCert, PDip, MSc

independent prescribing course essex

Pharmacy - PhD

independent prescribing course essex

Pharmacy (Biochemistry and Cell Biology) - PhD

independent prescribing course essex

Pharmacy (Chemistry and Drug Delivery) - PhD

independent prescribing course essex

Pharmacy (Health Services Research) - PhD

independent prescribing course essex

Pharmacy (Pharmacology and Physiology) - PhD

Pharmacy - associate postgraduate student programme -, independent rankings.

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, over 85% of our Allied health professions, dentistry, nursing and pharmacy research* was classified as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ for output and environment.

* Joint submission with University of Greenwich.

Research areas

Chemistry and drug delivery.

This group has laboratories with dedicated state-ofthe art drug delivery, nanotechnology, spectroscopy, chromatography and organic synthesis facilities. It brings together researchers in medicinal chemistry and drug design, nanotechnology and materials science, drug delivery and pharmaceutics encouraging a multidisciplinary approach to research. Research covers synthesis and biological evaluation of potential anti-cancer agents, structurebased drug design, QSAR predication of ADMET properties, controlled release, particle engineering, powder technology, pharmaceutical technology, and novel drug delivery systems, with a focus on respiratory drug delivery.

Biological sciences

This group is housed in recently refurbished laboratories with dedicated state-of-the-art molecular biological, electrophysiological, tissue culture and microscopy facilities. The research is divided into four main themes; infectious diseases and allergy; neuroscience; renal and cardiovascular physiology; and pharmacology. Examples of current work include: investigation of the use of non-pathogenic virus ‘pseudotypes’ to study pathogenic RNA, study of the properties of neuronal potassium channels and their modulation and the development of new therapies for patients that have developed acute kidney injury in collaboration with a major pharmaceutical company.

Pharmacy practice

This group conducts research in two areas: public health and medicines optimisation, with a particular focus on cardiovascular diseases and mental health. Work in public health includes studies in physical exercise, alcohol, cardiovascular screening and spirometry testing, plus pharmacovigilance. Studies in medicines optimisation include work in dementia, bipolar disorder and stroke, with an emphasis on the patient perspective.

Staff research interests

Full details of staff research interests can be found on the School's website .

University of Kent logo

{{ profile.title }} {{ profile.first_name }} {{ profile.last_name }}

{{ profileRoles(profile.roles) }}

There is a high and rising demand for a range of healthcare professionals to qualify as non-medical prescribers. There are career opportunities for both non-medical prescribing nurse practitioners and pharmacists in GP surgeries or other primary care settings and enhanced options for radiographers, physiotherapists, podiatrists and dietitians with the prescribing qualification.

Professional recognition

Accreditation with the GPhC, HCPC or the NMC as a non-medical prescriber

Study support

Postgraduate resources.

Postgraduate students have access to all the facilities at the Medway School of Pharmacy, including clinical skills labs and a ‘simulation man’. As the School of Pharmacy is a joint venture between the two universities, students have access to facilities at Kent’s Medway and Canterbury campuses, and the University of Greenwich.

Distance learning

While on a distance learning programme you need to be able to organise your time carefully and negotiate with your workplace on how this programme will work for you and your employer. We will provide you with a comprehensive list of dates for submission to help you plan your placement time and to help you negotiate study leave so you can complete your assignments and portfolio.

You will already possess most, if not all, of the required skills such as navigating around a webpage or attaching a file and uploading this to a website or email. The academic skills required will depend on your level of study and how recently you last studied. The universities have good resources that you can access to help you rediscover or reinvigorate these skills as needed.

Getting to grips with the virtual learning environment (Moodle) early will be really useful to you. This is where the course is delivered. You will be able to get feedback at regular intervals to help you with your assignments, access practice quizzes and examples of the assessments, revisit lecture material when it suits you and download Course Study Guides & Workbooks for each of the four modules within the programme.

Please have a look at the following guides:

Global Skills Award

All students registered for a taught Master's programme are eligible to apply for a place on our  Global Skills Award Programme . The programme is designed to broaden your understanding of global issues and current affairs as well as to develop personal skills which will enhance your employability.

To apply please use the forms below:

Allied Health Professionals (AHP) application form

Pharmacists application form

Nurses, Midwives and Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) application form

United Kingdom/EU enquiries

Admissions enquiries.

Please email our administrative team on  [email protected]

Subject enquiries

International student enquiries.

Enquire online

T: +44 (0)1227 823254 E: [email protected]

School website

Medway School of Pharmacy

close icon

Fees and funding

Middlesex University

Close window

Share on Facebook

Non-Medical Prescribing Module

The post graduate certificate in prescribing practice, and the graduate certificate in prescribing practice lead to the qualification of non-medical prescriber (V300) below. NSA3901/4902 lead to the qualification of Community Practitioner Nurse / Midwife Prescribing (V150).

Develop the skills and evidence-based knowledge to undertake safe, appropriate and cost-effective independent and supplementary prescribing roles in our course designed for nurses, midwives and SPHN where there is a clinical need.

Taught by experienced practitioners and lecturers, this course will build on your existing knowledge base and physical assessment skills to further enhance autonomous practice.

The aim of this course is to successfully develop nurses who are safe non-medical prescribers who are competent to assess, manage and prescribe in their area of clinical expertise, working in conjunction with their patients, and multidisciplinary team to give holistic care. Expertise and awareness of limitations are key to accountability and safe prescribing. It is our role to provide the support, knowledge and development of professionalism which will achieve these nurses.

Armed with these contemporary insights and valuable skills you will not only enhance your practice and career prospects for the future but obtain 45 credits at Level 6 or 7 to put towards a BSc degree , BSc Midwifery (Top Up) , MSc Midwifery Studies , MSc Nursing Studies , or MSc Mental Health Studies if you wish.

This course has been accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Interviews for entry to the module will take place online, on Monday 27 November & Tuesday 28 November 2023.

Teaching dates

The module will run from 9.00am to 4.00pm (unless otherwise stated below) and will be taught 50% online and 50% face to face on Hendon Campus.

Course content

The focus of the syllabus will address pharmacological principles including pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and the principles of prescribing with specialist groups, the elderly, children, pregnancy, liver and renal disease. Students will be encouraged to relate theory to practice, so that they fully understand pharmacological principles

The principles of ethical, legal and pharmaceutical influences will be discussed, along with safe prescribing and the reduction of risks, and the reasons for errors. Consultation skills and the causes of adverse incidents, yellow card reporting, social prescribing and clinical governance, along with how to utilise the British National Formulary and other online resources to ensure knowledge and prescribing safe. The importance of professionalism, accountability, supervision and professional development during and on completion of the course will be addressed.

On successful completion of this module you should be able to safely prescribe under Royal Pharmaceutical Society: A competency framework for all prescribers (2021):

You will be assessed through both an exam and an assignment, and clinical assessment. The final written examination comprises of twenty short answer and MCQ questions.

Entry requirements

How to apply

To apply for this module, please download and complete the Entry Criteria Form then complete the Nursing CPD application form . The Entry Criteria form requires you to get signatures from your lead prescriber, your manager and supervisor. Please ensure to upload your completed Entry Criteria form when submitting the completed application form.

Note, both forms must be submitted together for your application to be considered. If you do not send an entry criteria, your application will not be processed without it.

Applications should be submitted before the end of September, for shortlisting for interview. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a 20-minute online interview via Zoom. You will be interviewed by a member of the teaching team and a service user. Applicants who are a successful at interview will be offered a place for the January intake.

The fees* below refer to the 2022/23 academic year unless otherwise stated.

£63 per credit £2,835 for 45 credits

*Course fees are subject to annual inflation.

There are several funding options available:

For more information for any of these options, including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students, please visit our dedicated funding page.

Search for more courses

In this section.

Practice Nursing image_01

Independent/Supplementary Prescribing (V300) - Undergraduate Level 6

This programme is designed to prepare students to work as an independent/supplementary prescriber.

Education 2030

Find out more

Structure and assessment

Facilities and features, opportunities and careers, take your next steps.

This course is designed to prepare students to register as Independent/Supplementary Prescriber on completion of the programme.

One of the major changes promoted within the NHS 5 Year Forward plan is the changing roles of nurses/midwives and allied health professionals who with appropriate training can undertake some of the roles previously under taken by doctors. The Independent/Supplementary Prescribing (V300) programme addresses this by preparing nurses/midwives and allied health professionals to prescribe.

The programme has been validated by the NMC and HCPC and prepares students to prescribe from the BNF within their competency and professional bodies’ authorisation.

The curriculum has been designed with expert advice from a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and academics to address the academic and clinical demands of the role of a prescriber.

The programme is designed to have a 50:50 split between theory and practice. You will be taught general principles in class, but will need to relate these to your own practice area with the support of your practice supervisor and practice assessor. You must complete 12 days (84 hours) in a supernumerary capacity observing a variety of prescribing decisions. The student will be allocated time for these practice days but is responsible for organising suitable experiences to enhance their knowledge.

The V300 course must be studied as a total of 45 credits (one 15c Module and x1 30c Module) to be able to achieve the V300 NMC award and students must enrol onto the modules as part of the BSc/BSc(Hons) Professional Clinical Practice Programme.

On successful completion the student will be awarded 45 credits at level 6 in addition to the professional qualification.

Pharmacists wishing to undertake the prescribing programme should visit the practice certificate in  Prescribing for Pharmacists  page.

How to apply

Please contact the course lead Hilary Field in the first instance [email protected]  to check your eligibility as initially contact your education and prescribing lead will need to be involved in approving your application and interviewing with the university.

You will then need to apply through the BSc/BSc (Hons) Professional Clinical Practice Programme

You will then need to complete the online application form.

The modules you will need to study are:

PRES 3005 - Applied Prescribing

PRES 3006 - Pharmacology for Prescribers

For further information please contact

Hilary Field Senior Lecturer T: 0116 201 3892 E:   [email protected]

Find your new home at DMU

Join us at our Open Day 25 March

Institution code:  D26

Start date:  February 2023 through to August 2023

Module codes:

Duration:  This is a part-time course. Attendance is one day per week.

There is an induction day at the beginning of the course

Fees and funding:  Those working in the NHS may be eligible for funding from the Education Commission Unit of the East Midlands Strategic Health Authority.

Learning Beyond Registration funding

Additional costs : You may incur  additional costs  for this programme, including the cost of travelling to and from project/placement locations.

Submit a study-related enquiry

This course is not currently available to international students.

Entry criteria

Candidates should:

(all registered with the HCPC)

Ideally you should possess a course such as a "Consultation and Physical Examination skills" module or equivalent before you apply for the V300

Alternatively, you can present your portfolio of evidence of how you have developed these skills to the programme leader [email protected] or the module leader [email protected]

See information about the requirements for the role of practice supervisor and practice assessor.

Course modules

Teaching and assessments, academic expertise.

In order to achieve the professional qualification of Independent/Supplementary (V300) Prescriber students must pass 2 modules:

PRES 3005 Applied Prescribing

PRES 3006 Pharmacology for Prescribers.

PRES 3005 Applied Prescribing Module

This is a 30 credit module taught over 2 semesters.

PRES 3006 Pharmacology for Prescribers Module

This is a 15 credit module and is assessed by:

Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

As you are studying at undergraduate level you are expected to take responsibility for your own learning and contextualising the information given in class to your own specific practice area.

You will be taught alongside students studying at post graduate level and will benefit from inter-professional learning as students from a variety of specialities and professional background are taught together. The teaching is a mix of lectures, tutorials, action learning sets and self-directed study. The timetable will vary but you can expect approximately 4 hours taught information per week and approximately 4 hours private study a week.  Students can find the pharmacology challenging particularly if it is a new subject, so you will need to re-visit these lecture notes to consolidate your learning 

Link to actual taught days

Our academic team comprises a wide range of nurse prescribers from a variety of practice backgrounds this is further strengthened by our pharmacy lecturers form our school of pharmacy, some of whom are also prescribers. 

This provides a wealth of experience and knowledge to support a stimulating and challenging learning experience. We also access visiting speakers for certain specialist expertise from practice settings.


Health and Life Sciences facilities

Substantial investment in Health and Life Sciences has developed our teaching and learning facilities to help you develop your practical experience and theoretical knowledge beyond the classroom.

The 19th century Hawthorn Building has facilities designed to replicate current practice in health and life sciences, including contemporary analytical chemistry and formulation laboratories, audiology booths and nursing and midwifery clinical skills suites.

Purpose-built clinical skills areas allow you to apply theory to practice in a safe environment. You will receive guidance and support from staff, to ensure that your practical ability in the clinical skills suites is accurate.

We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus.

During term time the main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, giving access to more than half a million publications and a wide range of DVDs, as well as e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks.

We offer a range of workshops, drop-ins and one-to-one sessions, plus our Just Ask service provides email or telephone support.

Learning zones

Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.

Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.

They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.

Find the people who will open doors for you

CCJ Graduate

Initially contact your education and prescribing lead as they will need to involved in approving your application and interviewing with the university. 

Download the generic application form and combined enrolment form and then appendix that relates to Independent/Supplementary Prescribing

Once all sections are completed then contact the programme leader to arrange an interview and bring the application form to this interview.

Application forms and guidance notes Application form appendices

CCJ Policing Graduate

Graduate Careers

This recordable qualification for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals will be a valuable asset in your professional toolkit. It is designed to prepare advanced and specialist practitioners with the critical thinking skills to practice as safe and effective prescribers to enhance the patient journey and contribute effectively to the prescribing team. 

From a professional development perspective you may wish to undertake this programme as part of an honours route and will need to discuss this at interview to ensure you enrol on the Health and Professional Practice BSc (Hons) where these 60 credits can be used.


International experiences can help you differentiate yourself in an increasingly competitive graduate jobs market. We offer fantastic opportunities throughout Europe and further afield which will help you gain invaluable educational, work-related and cultural experiences through our  DMU Global  and Erasmus schemes.

Recent global experiences have included summer schools in Turkey, Japan and South Korea, giving students the opportunity to learn alongside students from around the world, study unique modules and explore the cities of Istanbul, Fukuoka and Seoul.

DMU Open Days

Order a prospectus

More from DMU

Leicester - a city for students, high-standard accommodation offers, de montfort students' union.


  1. Independent and Supplementary Prescribing : Molly Courtenay, : 9780521125208 : Blackwell's

    independent prescribing course essex

  2. Independent Prescribing

    independent prescribing course essex

  3. Independent Prescribing for Paramedics by Amanda Blaber, and others as ebook, pdf from Tales

    independent prescribing course essex

  4. (PDF) Independent Pharmacist Prescribing in Canada

    independent prescribing course essex

  5. Nurse and Pharmacist Prescribing in the United Kingdom

    independent prescribing course essex

  6. Independent state: independent prescribing 12 months on

    independent prescribing course essex


  1. Yoga4Health Classes in Ely

  2. Prescribing in Diabetes Mellitus

  3. Old Testament Studies I Lecture 04

  4. Management of Shock


  1. Preparation for Independent and Supplementary Prescribing V300

    This module equips eligible registered health professionals with the required knowledge, skills, competencies and attitudes to safely and effectively assess

  2. Preparation for non-Medical Prescribing

    This NMC accredited course will prepare nurses to prescribe as BOTH an Independent Prescriber AND a supplementary prescriber working in partnership with an

  3. Advanced Non-Medical Prescribing (V300)

    On successful completion of this course, you can be annotated/registered with your Professional Body as an independent and supplementary prescriber* and you'll

  4. Advanced Non-Medical Prescribing (NMP) (V300)

    Our CPD course is taught by blended

  5. Independent and Supplementary Non-medical Prescribing

    On successful completion of this course, you will be eligible to apply to register as an Independent and Supplementary Non-medical Prescriber qualification

  6. Independent Prescribing (Short Course)

    Our Independent Prescribing course enables pharmacists and NMC registrants to take on the role of an independent prescriber in their area of practice.

  7. Non-Medical Independent and/or Supplementary Prescribing (V300)

    This is an innovative multi-professional course accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the General Pharmaceutical Council

  8. Non-medical Prescribing (V300)

    MOD001964. 30 credits at level 6. January 2018 in Chelmsford. About the course. As a qualified nurse, midwife, pharmacist, physiotherapist,.

  9. Independent/Supplementary Prescribing

    It is a part-time, blended learning programme which leads to you qualifying as an independent prescriber (community and primary care pharmacists, nurses

  10. Non-Medical Prescribing Module

    Develop the skills to undertake safe and cost-effective independent and supplementary prescribing roles in this short course at Middlesex University.

  11. Independent/Supplementary Prescribing (V300) Programme

    This course is designed to prepare students to register as Independent/Supplementary Prescriber on completion of the programme.