Taught course

Non-medical Prescribing with Enhanced Clinical Skills

University of Salford · School of Health and Society

Entry requirements

You should have an undergraduate degree in a related discipline and be a registered health care professional such as a nurse, midwife, podiatrist, physiotherapist, paramedic and pharmacist.

Nurses or midwives should have one year of post-registration experience

Allied Health Professionals should have three years post-registration experience.

Pharmacists are required to meet the GPhC standards for entry onto prescribing programmes and be able to demonstrate:

relevant experience in a UK pharmacy setting

the ability to recognise, understand and articulate the skills and attributes required by a prescriber, and

an identified area of clinical or therapeutic practice

Months of entry


Course content

This course offers registered nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals (physiotherapists, podiatrists, paramedics and therapeutic radiographers) an opportunity to enhance their clinical skills and practice and become an independent non-medical prescriber. This increases your potential to access career opportunities and improves the service user/patient and carer experience by offering a timely and responsive access route to treatment.

You will:

Be taught by a multi-professional team of independent prescribers and clinical experts.

Build the confidence to critically evaluate and challenge prescribing practice with reference to evidence-based practice, equality and diversity and clinical governance.

Create and implement innovative approaches to care delivering that meets the needs of your client group.

Information for international students

International applicants will be required to show proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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