Taught course

Pharmacy Practice with Prescribing

University of Leeds · School of Healthcare

Entry requirements

You'll have normally achieved a recognised HEI Honours degree in Pharmacy or equivalent with at least a 2:1 classification- A pharmacist with current registration with the GPhC or Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (GPhC)- Access to appropriate pharmacy practice to allow the undertaking of work-based assignments- Appointment of an agreed work-based tutor and support from a work-based manager- Applicants whose first language is not English must have achieved a score of at least 7 in the IELTS .

Opportunities for accreditation of prior certificate learning (APCL) and/or accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL) is provided by the School's Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme.

Months of entry


Course content

The Pharmacy Practice PGDip helps registered pharmacists working in community, primary or secondary care practice develop the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of developments in pharmacy practice.

This programme will equip you to provide pharmaceutical care to patients, manage your personal and professional development and introduce new services to the workplace.

You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of techniques for evaluating and managing the risk associated with prescribing, supplying and administering medicines to ensure patient safety.

You will also complete the prescribing module which will help you to advance your practice by developing your clinical and prescribing skills. The resulting qualification will allow you to apply to be annotated as an independent and supplementary prescriber with the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Our focus on work-based learning and assessment links your study directly to your practice, whilst flexible modules allow you to develop skills in the areas of practice best for you.

Information for international students

Not applicable.

Fees and funding

UK students

For this programme, new enrolment is open to applicants and LETB credits are available to staff meeting the following eligibility criteria as set by the Local Education and Training Board:

  • All NHS employees are eligible as long as they have signed approval from their line manager.
  • Practitioners working in GP practices employed by the practice and not by the NHS, for example practice nurses, are eligible.
  • Pharmacists employed outside of a hospital setting who are either self-employed or are employed by a private company are only eligible when they are working as part of a GP practice.
  • Practitioners working in the private sector (such as at the Spire, Nuffield etc) providing services for the NHS and are taking pre-reg students on placement are only eligible for accessing mentor/SLiP programmes.
  • Practitioners working for a hospice providing services for the NHS and taking pre-reg students on placement are only eligible for accessing mentor/SLiP programmes.

We are pleased that a commitment is being made to returning students. For clarity, returners to the programme are classed as:

  • Any student who initially registered for the Masters, having completed the Cert or Dip stage already and continuing in 2017-18.
  • Any student that has registered for the Cert or Diploma originally, and has completed and been awarded the Cert or Dip stage in the past two years (i.e. after 1st October 2015), now applying to undertake the next stage.
  • Any student completing the PG Cert or PG Dip more than two years ago (i.e. the award was made prior to 2015) would NOT be eligible to return.

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we will do our best to help.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

0113 3431347