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Non-Medical Prescribing for Pharmacists, PGCert

Non-Medical Prescribing for Pharmacists, PGCert

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Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine Drug Medicine Control (Nursing) Drug Dispensing (Pharmacy)

Course type


Course Summary


The Non-Medical prescribing qualification at Swansea University is available through a stand alone 40 credit module - Non-Medical prescribing (GPhC) SHGM22(approved by the GPhC) or by doing a Post Graduate Certificate in Non-Medical prescribing.

The Post Graduate Certificate combines the stand-alone module (SHGM22) with an additional pharmacology module (20 credits) to comprise the Post Graduate Certificate. Some pharmacists might choose this option if they have not studied for some time or if they wish to gain an additional academic qualification.

From the Non-Medical Prescribing qualification you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to prescribe safely and appropriately within your area of practice.

The standalone module or the PGCert will equip you with the competency to practise within current legislation as an independent Non-Medical prescriber.


Your postgraduate qualification in Non-Medical Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals opens up rewarding opportunities for further study and career development in your chosen specialty, including in research, education, policy development, and management.

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.


This module will enable qualified pharmacists to re-evaluate their knowledge around pharmacology principles in relation to safe prescribing. This module will provide an opportunity for multidisciplinary learning with other professionals studying to become non-medical prescribers. The module introduces the principles and practices of pharmacology which are vital requirements for independent prescribing. It will enable the practitioner to appraise the relevant sources of information, advice and support available and apply them to make appropriate decisions in prescribing practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

This course is not available to international students.

Entry requirements

Students need to have a prescribing budget in place; meet specific entry requirements set by the NMC; 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.

University information

Ideally located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to impressive beaches along the Gower Peninsula as well as a buzzing city centre. Since its inception in 1920, Swansea University has been at the cutting edge of research and innovation. Swansea continues this legacy today, receiving a wide range of accolades and awards each year. The university is thrilled to be included in the top 25 for...more

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