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Non-Medical Prescribing (V300) - Level 7
29 September 2022 22 weeks (approx)

**Applications are now closed for the September intake. If you have submitted an application you will hear back shortly. The next cohort will run in January. Please discuss an application for this with your Non Medical Prescribing Lead or Manager. Please be aware that we are unable to hold a waiting list for this course.** 

Places are limited on this programme and are allocated on a first come, first served basis. HEE will not be funding places on this programme in 22/23, funding can be sought from your Trust or CCG. 

Please read the pre-course information and prescribing authorisations form in preparation for submitting your application (please find links for these at the end of this webpage).

The Non Medical Prescribing module consists of 38 days of prescribing preparation which includes:

  • 10 taught days (and 0.5 day for assessment),
  • 10 directed learning days,
  • 5.5 days independent study and
  • 12 days of supervised practice with assessment over approximately 22 weeks (5 months). In addition, students will require personal study time. The amount of time varies greatly between individuals but can be in the region of 80 - 190 hours

The module can be studied at level 6 (degree) or at level 7 (masters). Your choice may be dependant on a number of factors e.g. whether it is integrated into a post graduate programme (level 7 study) or whether you are undertaking as a stand alone module and already have an academic profile. Completion at degree level provides an academic award of 40 degree level (level 6 equivalent) credits and 40 masters level (level 7 equivalent) credits. There are differences in the assessment of degree and masters level.

Please ensure that you complete the application for the level you wish to study. This is shown in the course title.

The prescribing qualification / authority of independent and supplementary prescribing relates to regulatory and legal permissions. Currently Dieticians and Diagnostic Radiographers may qualify as supplementary prescribers whereas Registered Nurses (level 1), Midwives, SCPHN, Physiotherapists, Chiropodists, Advanced Paramedics, Podiatrists and Therapeutic Radiographers may qualify as supplementary and independent prescribers. Your professional registration will dictate your qualification. 

To apply please make a note of the module start month, click on apply now and choose the application for the correct starting month. Once your application is complete we will contact you in order to confirm whether or not you have been allocated a place.

In order to assist you in completing your application we have included a link to guidance notes here or via the button at the end of this webpage. Please refer to these while completing your application. You must also read the 'Pre Course Information' via the link below. This contains essential information which you must review prior to completing your application form

As part of your application you will need to upload a copy of your completed Prescribing Authorisations Form (please find a link for this here or via the button at the end of this webpage). If you do not attach your approval form to your application, or it is incomplete this will delay your application and may impact you being offered a place on the module.

On occasion we may ask for a self-assessment of Education Environment (where you work) if this is not a clinical environment we have established links with. If you need to complete this, we will send the information to you on application. This must be completed before we can fully confirm a place on the course.

Practice Assessor and Supervisor Preparation

On application, please let your named assessor and supervisor know the date of their preparation session. This is a 2 hour briefing around the role that they will undertake. This happens once the course has started.

September Course dates: please make note of the dates and method of attendance below

Full timetables will be released shortly before course commencement.

Day Date Delivery Location
1 29.09.22  Taught Campus
2 06.10.22 Taught (& PA/PS preparation 13:30-15:30)  Online
3 07.10.22 Directed Study  
4 13.10.22 Taught Online
5 14.10.22 Directed Study  
6 20.10.22 Directed Study  
7 27.10.22 Taught Campus
3.11.22 Taught Campus
9 10.11.22 Directed Study  
10 17.11.22 Directed Study  
11 18.11.22 Directed Study  
12 24.11.22 Taught Online
13 25.11.22 Directed Study  
14 01.12.22 Directed Study  
15 02.12.22 Directed Study  
16 08.12.22 Pharmacology Exam Online
17 15.12.22 Taught Online
18  16.12.22 Directed Study  
19 12.01.23 Taught Campus
20 19.01.23 Directed Study  
21 20.01.23 Directed Study  
22 26.01.23 Taught Campus
23 27.01.23 Directed Study  
24 02.02.23 Directed Study  
25 03.02.23 Directed Study  
26 09.02.23 Taught Campus








If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at or call (0191) 4060901.

Course Information

Award Type External PSRB approval NMC & HCPC

Delivery Method Blended Delivery

Mode of Study
Part Time

Start 29 September 2022

22 weeks (approx)

Health, Sport and Social Care

Successful completion of all components of this module will lead to the achievement of a recordable prescribing qualification (Independent and/or Supplementary Prescriber) with your regulatory body (NMC or HCPC).

Nurses, midwives and some HCPC registrants are eligible to apply for entry to the Non Medical Prescribing programme but must meet the following criteria:

  • Be either a Registered nurse (level 1) / registered midwife / SCPHN with at least 1 year post registration experience OR
  • A Registered Physiotherapist, Chiropodist, Dietician, Advanced Paramedic, Podiatrist, Therapeutic or Diagnostic Radiographer with 3 years experience
  • Have current NMC / HCPC registration
  • Have the competence, experience and academic ability to study at least degree level (level 7 for Advanced Paramedics) and can provide evidence of this
  • Be able to provide evidence of a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) enhanced certificate; issued within 3 years of applying to the module
  • Be competent to undertake a history, clinical/health assessment and make a diagnosis in the area of practice relating to where you intend to prescribe
  • Have approved funding arrangements in place (see module application webpage for more details) or state self funding
  • Have in place (or will have in place), an appropriate indemnity arrangement for their prospective role as a prescriber
  • Have a clinical placement (e.g. ward, GP surgery) with an educational audit in place or have completed the non medical prescribing ‘self-audit’ for practice learning prior to enrolment on the module
  • Have support from a manager, employing organisation or other appropriate authority and supply their name and contact details
  • Take responsibility for own continuing professional development

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

  • Appraise and interpret the legal, ethical and professional frameworks for accountability and responsibility for prescribing within your own sphere of practice
  • Evaluate evidence to support your prescribing decisions
  • Summarise the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic actions relating to products used within your sphere of practice
  • Demonstrate professional skills in consultation, decision making and prescribing safely and effectively
  • Employ partnership approaches with patients/carers to monitor and review treatment, manage/report adverse drug reactions
  • Critique prescribing practice and support others to prescribe safely and effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team

You will learn from subject specialist tutors who are prescribers and are actively researching the prescribing landscape, contributing to prescribing practice, academic and specialist knowledge base. Your academic tutors will help you to draw on the very latest evidence informing contemporary healthcare practice and engage in critically appraising evidence which supports your clinical practice and prescribing decision making.

We are keen to work with partners to ensure the most effective and efficient delivery models that meet your individual needs so please contact us directly to discuss your interest and explore collaboration arrangements in more detail.

For any individuals with programme enquiries please contact

For organisations with business enquiries please contact

Please register your interest for this course and we will be in touch once we have confirmed dates.

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