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Independent and Supplementary Prescribing

Independent and Supplementary Prescribing

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


6 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Professional Award

Subject areas

Drug Medicine Control (Nursing) Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine

Course type


Course Summary

What makes Independent and Supplementary Prescribing at Worcester special?

The Independent and Supplementary prescribing course at Worcester gives you the knowledge and skills to improve patients’ experiences by enabling timely and prompt access to treatment and medication.

Our six-month course meets the national agenda to widen non-medical prescribing and increase innovative roles to develop, transform and sustain new ways of working. By building on your existing knowledge base and health assessment skills, autonomous practice and professional development are enhanced whilst prescribing safely, appropriately and cost-effectively in line with your professional code of conduct.

Prescribing courses at Worcester are accredited by the NMC and HCPC and are suitable for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals who meet the professional requirement to independently and supplementary prescribe from the BNF, BNF(C) and the NPF.

Key features

  • Delivered by specialist lecturers, practitioners and tutors with extensive experience in prescribing in the acute and community sectors
  • Taught using a mix of face-to-face sessions, 1-to-1 tutorial support and online learning sessions, resources and virtual learning platforms. Enabling you to learn effectively at home or work as well as in University classrooms
  • Can be taken as a standalone course, as part Masters In Advanced Clinical Practice or the Advanced Clinical Practitioner Apprenticeship (subject to approval)
  • Approved by the NMC and HCPC against the Standards for Prescribing

Where could it take you?

The Independent and Supplementary Prescribing courses opens up autonomous practice to the experienced clinician. The Advanced Practice role is at the heart of the modernisation agenda for the NHS to increase capacity, make effective use of the skilled clinicians working in the acute and community sectors and to improve patient outcomes.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

Independent and Supplementary Prescribing (V300) : Current professional registration Parts 1 of the NMC Professional Register or registration with the HCPC. A minimum of 1 years post registration experience (or part time equivalent), the year preceding application to the programme must have been in the clinical field in which you intend to prescribe. Health assessment skills relevant to their area of practice. Secured the support of your NMP Lead, Secured a Practice Assessor and a Practice Supervisor who meet the NMC requirements set out in Standards for Student Supervision and Assessment (2018) and has the approval of your NMP Lead. Funding and Line Manager Approval. A University Interview. A declaration of good character by your employer or similar senior colleague (if self-employed).