Non-Medical Prescribing (V300)

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Chelmsford, Peterborough (Guild House), Cambridge

6 months

Module code: MOD001964

Module level: 6

Module credits: 30 credits

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Number of places: 40 per cohort


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.


Trimester 1, 2017/8

Chelmsford and Peterborough - Both full, closed for applications
7, 14, 21 and 28 September 2017
5, 12, 19 and 26 October 2017
2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 November 2017
7 and 14 December 2017
4, 11, 18 and 25 January 2018
Plus 6 flexible study days and assessment days TBC

Trimester 2, 2017/8

Cambridge and Chelmsford
1, 8, 15 and 22 February 2018
1, 8, 15 and 22 March 2018
12, 19 and 26 April 2018
3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 May 2018
7, 14 and 21 June 2018
Plus 6 flexible study days and assessment days TBC

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

Guild House is our dedicated healthcare campus in the historic city of Peterborough.

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Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

30 Credits (Level 6)


Funding for CPD

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

Contact details

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Rebecca Daniels (Cambridge and Peterborough)
01223 695566

David Solomon (Chelmsford)
01245 684774

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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