Taught course

Non-Medical Prescribing

Canterbury Christ Church University · Faculty of Medicine, Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are in line with University policies on widening participation and equality of opportunity. It is essential that you have professional registration to practice in health and/or social care or equivalent, and your profession is legally allowed to prescribe under UK law. In addition to the entry requirements for the University the following requirements are specifically for NMC registrants:

  • must be registered with the NMC or the HCPC, as a recognised professional that is eligible to undertake the non-medical prescribing V300 qualification. A first degree and/or evidence of the ability to study at level 6/7
  • you must have at least three years’ experience in registered practice
  • you must have been practising in the clinical field which there is intent to prescribe for one year immediately preceding the application
  • you should be able to provide evidence of a physical examination module, qualification, or have evidence of significant physical examination experience
  • you must have a Designated Medical Practitioner (DMP) who meets the eligibility criteria for the practice supervision of nurse and midwife prescribers
  • you must have a current DBS check (less than three years old) that you are able to evidence.

If English is not your first language you require an IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5 for most standard undergraduate and postgraduate courses. There are some exceptions and if the IELTS requirement differs it will be specified on the course page.

Months of entry


Course content

This course will enable you to extend your scope of clinical practice to prescribe medicines as an Independent and Supplementary Non-medical Prescriber.

Non-medical prescribing is becoming a well-established means of managing a service user’s condition enabling quicker access to medicines, delivering high quality, innovative clinical care and offering choice for service users.

The course explores current practices as well as supporting professional and personal development. You will have advanced skills in assessment and diagnosis and have demonstrable expertise in an identified area of clinical practice, e.g. mental health, adult nursing, child nursing, learning disabilities and midwifery.

You can also take this course as part of the MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice.

Why study Non-Medical Prescribing?

The Non-medical Prescribing course has been developed to provide you with knowledge and skills to allow you to develop and progress your clinical practice role.

The course aims to prepare you to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost effectively as an independent/supplementary prescriber. On completion you will be confident and competent to perform your prescribing role independently.

Information for international students

Canterbury Christ Church University welcomes applications from International Students. For more information please visit our website.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • CPD
    part time
    6 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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