Entry requirements

Applicants must have: a prescribing budget in place; meet specific entry requirements set by their professional body; be approved by health board prescribing lead and clinical manager; hold a current criminal identity check to meet specific requirements of their professional body; have identified an appropriately qualified designated medical practitioner; demonstrate ability to study at academic Level 7. Recognition of previous learning is not applicable for this programme. Part accreditation of a module, regardless of previous learning or experience, isn't possible. Please visit our website for further information.

Months of entry

September, March

Course content

The PG Cert in non-medical prescribing prepares nurses, midwives, specialist community public health nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals to practise within current non-medical prescribing legislation.

This course is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and competency required to undertake the role of an independent or supplementary non-medical prescriber. The course has been designed for nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, radiographers and podiatrists to develop prescribing practice within a clinical setting.

Significant changes planned for this programme and details will be released as soon as possible.

Unfortunately this course is not available to international students.

Information for international students

Since its foundation in 1920, Swansea University has embraced opportunities to think globally. The vibrant mix of nationalities and cultures on campus greatly enriches our learning and teaching environment. We understand the type of support our international students need to help them settle into student life in a new country.

Fees and funding

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out more about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Beth Griffiths
+44 (0)1792 513816