Taught course

Independent/ Supplementary Prescribing

Cardiff University · School of Healthcare Science

Entry requirements

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Part time (24 weeks)

Part time blended learning (8 months)

Months of entry


Course content

This postgraduate certificate in non-medical prescribing will provide you with the knowledge and skills to qualify as an independent prescriber.

The programme will develop your ability to critically analyse and to hone your personal reflection skills, preparing you for lifelong professional development. It will provide the foundation for you to develop your practice, to enable you to provide a high professional standard of care, and be accountable for that care.

The programme will introduce you to the general principles of pharmacology relevant to prescribing practice, the professional, legal, and ethical frameworks relevant to Independent and Supplementary prescribing, and clinical governance / quality assurance aspects of prescribing.

These elements will be underpinned by evaluation of your own performance, and application of the prescribing principles to your own area of practice. It will also enable you to be aware of current developments within independent and supplementary prescribing in the UK. You will study in a multi-disciplinary setting along with a range of individuals from other professions including pharmacists, facilitating shared learning as recommended by the NMC/ HCPC.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    8 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

We also offer this programme for 24 weeks (part time)

Course contact details

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