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Non-Medical Prescribing

6 months
September 2024

Our Advanced Certificate in Non-Medical Prescribing enables nurses, midwives, pharmacists, physiotherapists and podiatrists to prescribe. This is subject to annotation of the relevant professional register.

Why study with us

  • You'll be taught by an experienced multidisciplinary team.
  • Healthcare professionals benefit from learning together in a modern and well-equipped learning environment.
  • Learn through a combination of taught study days on-campus and online learning.

Course information

The course comprises a combination of taught study days on-campus and via directed study using our resources. This includes a non-medical prescribing web resource and our online learning environment (Blackboard). 

The course covers content as stipulated by each of the professional bodies (NMC, GPhC and HCPC) as follows:


This course is offered as a double module and attracts 40 credits at Level 6 (NH3300) or 40 credits at Level 7 (NH4300). You may only undertake one of these modules.

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.

Entry requirements

You must be registered with:

  • The Nursing and Midwifery Council; or
  • The General Pharmaceutical Council and/or the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland; or
  • The Health and Care Professions Council

You must also have the following:

Fees and funding

Part-time£1,700 one-off fee
Part-time£1,800 one-off fee

This course is based in the School of Nursing and Midwifery

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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