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Non-Medical Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals, PGCert

Non-Medical Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals, PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Drug Medicine Control (Nursing) Drug Dispensing (Pharmacy) Semi-Medical / Physical / Psycho / Therapies Health Care Management / Health Studies Health Care Assistant Skills

Course type


Course Summary

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to prescribe safely and appropriately within your area of practice with our PGCert Non-Medical Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals. This one-year course will equip you with the competency to practise within current legislation as an independent or supplementary non-medical prescriber. The course is delivered through our College of Human and Health Sciences, so you will benefit from a diverse teaching and research environment.

Our teaching team has a strong background in academic support at all levels, including the specific demands of work-based learning. 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.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date



This module will enable professional learners to develop a systematic, evidence-based and reflective approach to independent/supplementary prescribing practice. This is a core module for the PGCert Non-Medical Prescribing for Allied Health Professionals and is an optional module for MSc Advanced Practice in Health Care. It can only be selected in conjunction with SHGM06 Pharmacology Principles and Practice. On successful completion of both modules practitioners are eligible to register as an Independent or Supplementary Prescriber (depending on profession) with the Health and Care Professions Council and then practice within current legislation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students can apply for this course if they: have a prescribing budget in place; meet specific entry requirements set by Healthcare Professions Council; 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; recognition of previous learning is not applicable for this programme. Part accreditation of a module, regardless of previous learning or experience, isn't possible. The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) have no specific requirements for allied health professionals (AHPs) but they must be suitably experienced and established in the role in which they wish to prescribe.

University information

Located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to the city centre, as well as to the beaches of the spectacular Gower Peninsula. Swansea has recently been named University of the Year by students at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, where it was also runner-up in the Postgraduate category. It’s also recognised as a UK top 30 research institution (Research Excellence Framework 2014). The...more