Taught course

Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Nurses (Levels 6 and 7)

University of Reading · Reading School of Pharmacy

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Entry requirements

  • You must be a registered nurse (level 1).
  • You must have been a registered nurse with the NMC for at least one year.
  • You must have the necessary governance support structures in place to undertake the programme (e.g. clinical support, access to protected learning time and employer support where appropriate).
  • You must have the necessary competence, experience and academic ability to study the programme.
  • You must have the capability to provide safe and effective practice at the level of prescribing including: clinical/health assessment, diagnostics/care management, planning and evaluation of care.

Please check this webpage for more information.

Months of entry

February, May, September

Course content

CIPPET offers part-time postgraduate programmes to prepare nurses to practise as both independent and supplementary prescribers and to meet the standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

The programme comprises teaching and learning, which include taught days, self-directed study time, assessment and workplace-based learning (the 78 hours of learning in practice).

Details of our accreditation can be found at NMC accreditation.

Nurses studying the programme can be assessed at either level 6 (undergraduate), leading to a Graduate Certificate, or level 7 (postgraduate), leading to a Postgraduate Certificate. Both programmes award 60 academic credits.

Applicants can choose between studying one day a week (Thursday) or on our intensive weekend programme for those who want a more flexible study arrangement.

Please check this webpage for more information.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    6 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • GradCert
    part time
    6 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Global Recruitment Team