Taught course

Independent and Supplementary Pharmacist Prescribing

De Montfort University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

You should be a registered pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) or Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and practising in the UK, plus have at least two years. relevant post-registration experience with recent clinical practice in the area in which you intend to prescribe. You should also have a degree in pharmacy. Applications are welcomed from pharmacists with degrees from other countries who are practising as a registered pharmacist in the UK.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is for pharmacists wishing to obtain a prescribing qualification without completing the Clinical Pharmacy MSc and earn 45 credits. A five credit conversion course from supplementary to independent prescribing is also offered.

The course is delivered by a multidisciplinary team of practice-based healthcare professionals over a period of 11 taught days and 90 hours in practice training with a Designated Medical Practitioner (DMP). Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) distance learning packs are also used as teaching material. The material on the 11 taught days is delivered mainly during seminars, tutorials and workshops. Some of the sessions are multi-professional.

The five-credit conversion course requires attendance at 16 hours of workshops and seminars at Leicester City Campus and two days in practice training with the DMP. The taught sessions are uni-disciplinary.

Qualification and course duration


part time
6 months

Course contact details

Health & Life Sciences
+44 (0)116 257 7700
+44 (0)116 250 6411