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PGCert Non-Medical Prescribing and Enhanced Clinical Skills

PGCert Non-Medical Prescribing and Enhanced Clinical Skills

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Drug Dispensing (Pharmacy) Drug Medicine Control (Nursing)

Course type


Course Summary


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 new approaches to care delivering that meets the needs of your client group

The delivery of this course is a blended learning approach including taught blocks and online study. For both modules, there is a requirement for learning to take place within your own area of clinical practice.

Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, portfolios, presentations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.


We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. The successful completion of this programme enhances career opportunities for prescribing practice within all care sectors as it responds to an increased need for workforce development within the NHS.

Examples of job opportunities are increased employability within GP primary care for pharmacists and the substance misuse area of practice.

Different course options

Study mode



1 year

Start date



During this module you will explore: Advancing practitioner roles; Planning, implementing and evaluating patient care; Legal and ethical principles; Strategies for knowledge and skill acquisition; Local health issues. This module will build on your current skills and knowledge in order to create and implement new approaches to care to deliver that meets the needs of your client group.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

£1,330 per 30 credit module.

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

Applicants must have the equivalent of a grade C or above, GCSE Mathematics and GCSE English; A professional degree in nursing, pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry or paramedic or previous study at level 6 or 7; Current professional registration with GPhC, NMC or HCPC. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/ traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

University information

The University of Salford’s campus is based across three sites, with Peel Park within walking distance of Manchester. More than 3,000 postgraduate students study taught and research degrees each year, contributing to some of Salford’s nationally and internationally-recognised research projects. There are four academic schools at the University of Salford: School of Arts and Media School of Health and Society Salford Business...more