You will need to: hold a degree from a UK university or equivalent, or, if you are a registered non-graduate practitioner, be able to demonstrate equivalent academic ability and professional experience; be registered with an appropriate regulatory body; have a current and valid Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and provide a signed declaration from the Trust as evidence; have the appropriate length of experience as set by the respective regulatory body. This is currently two years for the GPhC, and three years for the HCPC. You will also need to complete an application form. If you are a Pharmacist registered with the GPhC, or an Allied Health Professional registered with the HCPC, the application form and further guidance can obtained by contacting the faculty at WELS-NMP-Programme@open.ac.uk
Months of entry
October, April, February
You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification. For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate. However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer. A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register. Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach.
The Open University is the world's leading provider of flexible, high quality distance learning. Unlike other universities we are not campus based. You will study in a flexible way that works for you whether you're at home, at work or on the move. As an OU student you'll be supported throughout your studies - your tutor or study adviser will guide and advise you, offer detailed feedback on your assignments, and help with any study issues. Tuition might be in face-to-face groups, via online tutorials, or by phone.
Fees and funding
Costs are paid per unit not per qualification.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- 0300 303 5303