Community Formulary Prescribing Module (V150)

Continuing Professional Development (short course)


21 days

Module code: MOD001933

Module level: 6

Module credits: 15 credits

10 study days, plus 10 days clinical placement and an exam day

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

Number of places: 40


If you’re a registered nurse and don’t hold a specialist practitioner qualification, this course will prepare you to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost-effectively from the Nurse Prescribers' Formulary (NPF) for Community Practitioners.

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Full description

Who should attend?

Registered Nurses who do not already hold a specialist practitioner qualification.


February 2017

2 February 2017
9, 16, 23 February 2017
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 March 2017
6 April 2017
Plus an exam day and 10 days of clinical placement

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.

With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.

At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff.With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.

Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.

You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.

Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.

Where can I study?

Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

15 Credits (Level 6)


If you require NHS contract funding, please speak to your manager before applying.

Contact details

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David Solomon
01245 68 4774

CPD Admissions
01245 68 6868

Entry requirements

To access this course, you will:

  • have been qualified as a registered nurse for at least 2 years
  • intend to practice in an area of clinical need for which prescribing from the Community Formulary will improve client/patient care and service delivery
  • have practiced for enough time (normally at least 2 years) for you to be deemed competent by your employer in the area in which you intend to practise during the course
  • prove that you are capable of studying at minimum Level 6 (degree level)
  • demonstrate good numeracy skills
  • have the support of your employer, including an identified prescriber who has agreed to provide 65 hours’ supervision for you during the course
  • hold a satisfactory current, enhanced-level Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
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