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Postgraduate Credit Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing

Postgraduate Credit Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Credits

Subject areas

Drug Medicine Control (Nursing) Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Why choose this course?

This course is a 40 credit module which is open to registered pharmacists with at least two years’ post-registration experience in a clinical, patient-facing role. Upon successful completion of the 40 credit module, you will be awarded the Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing from the University of Wolverhampton. Your name will then be forwarded to the Registrar of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), and you will be eligible to apply for annotation on the GPhC Register as an Independent Prescriber. This entitles you, with the support of your employer (unless self-employed), to practice as a Supplementary or Independent Prescriber.

Career Paths

After gaining the Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing you will be eligible for annotation by the GPhC as an independent prescriber, and will therefore be entitled to practice in this capacity in a variety of roles throughout primary and secondary care pharmacy.

It is a requirement of the GPhC that the Independent Prescribing course must include a substantial face to face teaching element. The timing of the face to face study days (one block of three days, followed by three individual study days) has therefore been arranged outside the main school holiday periods to facilitate the release of pharmacists from their existing posts in order to attend the university.

You will also have the benefit of being taught by tutors who are themselves Pharmacist Independent Prescribers, assisted by medical practitioners and other expert staff with wide experience of postgraduate teaching and learning.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

6 months

Start date

07-SEP-20

Modules

This module is only open to registered pharmacists with a minimum of 2 years post registration experience. It will equip the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to become an independent prescriber. Successful students will have their name annotated on the General Pharmaceutical Council register to allow them to practise as an independent and supplementary prescriber.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£1,968

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Please contact university and ask about this fee

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You must be registered as a pharmacist with either the GPhC or the PSNI, and have a minimum of two years’ post-registration experience in a clinical, patient-facing role. We require the written support of your employer (unless self-employed) to undertake this course, and you must have the support and agreement from a suitably experienced medical doctor in your chosen field of clinical practice who is willing and eligible to act as your Designated Medical Practitioner (DMP) for the Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing.

University information

The University of Wolverhampton prides itself on being a career-focused university, with extensive business links across a wide range of industries. It has a 98% employability rating for its postgraduate students and offers over 150 postgraduate qualifications. Located in the heart of England, Wolverhampton is within easy reach of the rest of the UK, less than 20 minutes to Birmingham with London, Manchester and Liverpool in easy reach on the...more