Taught course

Practice Certificate in Independent and Supplementary Prescribing

University of Exeter · University of Exeter Medical School

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Entry requirements

Normally a minimum 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline

Months of entry


Course content

  • Designed to help you achieve accreditation for annotation as an Independent or Supplementary Prescriber on the GPhC, NMC or HCPC registers*
  • Blend of online learning supported by minimal face-to-face contact days with communication and clinical skills training within our Clinical Skills Resource Centre
  • Problem Based Learning (PBL) scenarios allow students to tailor their learning to their own needs and develop personal learning objectives.
  • Expert tutors and guest lecturers will be invited from a range of clinical and research backgrounds
  • Can be taken as a standalone module or the credit can be used towards the MSc Clinical Pharmacy programme, MSc Advanced Clinical Practice programme or the Advanced Clinical Practice Degree Apprenticeship
  • Acquiring this qualification and Independent or Supplementary prescriber status will enable you to seek extended roles in clinical practice as a non-medical prescribing practitioner

* Successful completion of an accredited Independent and Supplementary Prescribing course is not a guarantee of annotation on the GPhC, NMC or HCPC registers or of future employment as an Independent or Supplementary Prescriber

Information for international students

Further information for international students can be found on our dedicated international page.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This is in addition to the UK Government’s Postgraduate Loan Scheme. For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at the University of Exeter, please visit the postgraduate study pages on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Cert
    part time
    6 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 1392 725500