- Have completed a post graduate master’s degree in a relevant subject (advice on alternates can be discussed with the route leads) or have relevant equivalent extended clinical practice.
- Worked a senior practitioner with evidence of an advanced practice role and/or evidence of experience of practice research or evaluation (e.g. post graduate certificate in research and evaluation, published papers), at the discretion of the programme lead*
Students for whom English is not their first language must pass the academic IELTS with a minimum of 7.0 in all sub-tests. The only exception being st7udent from a nursing background who can have a minimum of 6.5 in the written test but a minimum of 7 in all other sub tests. This is due to the NMC professional registration requirements (NMC, 2018) Please note that the IELTS exam must be no more than two years old at the start of the programme you have applied for.
*Candidates unable to provide evidence will normally be able to complete relevant research and advanced practice development modules to be eligible for entry if necessary. In any case, please contact the Programme Lead to discuss your options.
Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL)
Consideration will be given to requests for APCL/RPL in relation to Part 1 by the programme lead in conjunction with the route lead, on application to the programme.
For students on the DPharm route, candidates who have achieved membership of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Faculty at a minimum of advanced stage II will be awarded 30 credits and will be exempt from studying the Advanced Practice Development 60 credit module. You will be required to complete the Advanced Practice Development 30 credit module instead.