Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists

6 months
September 2024

Our GPhC accredited independent prescribing course will prepare you to prescribe for patients safely in your scope of practice as a non-medical independent prescriber.

Why study with us

  • Benefit from our course designed for Pharmacists led by practising pharmacists and by a GP practising specialist.
  • You will gain an introduction to undertaking several clinical examinations for example cardiovascular examination, abdominal examination and manual blood pressure.
  • Learn in our pharmacy practice suite, with flexible teaching spaces and clinical skills areas allowing all necessary diagnostic, physical and clinical examination skills to be delivered.

Course overview

The course content and learning outcomes are guided by the pharmacy regulator, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). The course is appropriately taught and assessed through a blend of learning styles including eight face-to-face sessions and one remote instructional delivery session, practice-based activities and a large element of distance learning. Our face-to-face sessions are delivered by practitioners who are experts in their field as well as academic staff who will deliver specialist training.

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Entry requirements

  • Have a pharmacy degree and be currently registered as a pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council.
  • To be in good standing with the regulator and to have an enhanced DBS disclosure within three years of the course start date.
  • Be working in, or able to access a practice environment that will enable you to meet and achieve the course learning outcomes.

Fees and funding

Part-time£1700 one-off fee
Part-timeTo be confirmed one-off fee
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Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.


This course is based in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

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