Non-Medical Prescribing (V300)

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Chelmsford, Peterborough (Guild House), ARU London, Cambridge

6 months

Module code: MOD001964

Module level: 6

Module credits: 30 credits

Number of places: 40


Non-Medical Prescribing prepares you to prescribe medicines from the BNF, within your area of competence, and to assist you in extending your practice. You’ll learn to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost-effectively, as both an independent and supplementary prescriber.

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Full description

Who should attend?

This course is intended for qualified nurses, midwives, pharmacists, physiotherapists, chiropodists and podiatrists.


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New dates for this course will be confirmed soon. Register your interest or view our full range of CPD short courses and workshops.

**COURSE FULL** ARU Farringdon, London - bespoke delivery for registered pharmacists only
19 Charterhouse Street, London EC1N 6RA
All days Saturdays, 9.30am-4pm
28 January 2017
4 & 11 February 2017
4, 11, 18 & 25 March 2017
1 April 2017
Exam: 8 April 2017 (9.30am-2pm)
Skills sessions at Chelmsford campus:
Weds 15 February 2017
Weds 22 February 2017

**COURSE FULL** Chelmsford and Cambridge
2, 9, 16 & 23 February 2017
2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 March 2017
6 & 27 April 2017
4, 11, 18 & 25 May 2017
1, 8, 15 & 22 June 2017
Plus 6 flexible study days
Exam: 30 June 2017
Submit practice/prescribing episodes: 17 July 2017

**COURSE FULL** ARU Farringdon, London - bespoke delivery for registered pharmacists only
19 Charterhouse Street, London EC1N 6RA
15, 22 & 29 November 2016
11, 25 & 31 January 2017
Mock Exams: 7 February 2017
Skills sessions at Chelmsford campus:
6 & 13 December 2016
15 February 2017 (mock exam review)
Examination: Friday 3 March 2017 (venue to be confirmed)
Submission of practice and written work: Friday 24 March 2017

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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Peterborough (Guild House)
Guild House

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Fees & funding

Course fees

30 Credits (Level 6)


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

Contact details

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Rebecca Daniels (Cambridge and Peterborough)
01223 695566

Danny Ally (Chelmsford)

Melanie J Bird (Farringdon)
01245 684114

CPD admissions team
01245 686868

Entry requirements

To access this course, you must:

  • be a first-level nurse, midwife and/or specialist community public health nurse, registered with the NMC, or
  • be a pharmacist registered with the GPhC, or
  • be a chiropodist, podiatrist or physiotherapist with the HCPC
  • have at least three years’ post-registration experience (two years for pharmacists)
  • be seen by your employer as competent to do this programme
  • have been working in the clinical field in which you intend to prescribe during the year immediately prior to applying
  • be capable of studying at academic Level 6 (undergraduate degree)
  • have written confirmation of your employer’s support
  • have a designated and agreed medical practitioner who will supervise you, support you and provide opportunities for you to develop competence in prescribing practice (including shadowing opportunities)
  • if a nurse, be assessed as competent to take a history, undertake a clinical assessment and diagnose, or be willing to do preparation to be able to undertake physical assessment and diagnosis alongside the non-medical prescribing module.
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