Postgraduate Certificate Blended

Independent/Supplementary Prescribing

University of Greenwich

12 months
2550 GBP/module
2550 GBP/module
Tuition fee
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Our blended-learning Postgraduate Certificate in Independent/Supplementary Prescribing from University of Greenwich allows a wide range of healthcare professionals to qualify as non-medical prescribers.


This Independent/Supplementary Prescribing course at University of Greenwich is delivered by distance learning, but you'll also spend nine days at the university, covering issues including communication and diagnostic skills, patient assessment, and the legal and ethical aspects of prescribing. 

What you should know about this course

  • You can begin in January, April, June, September and October each year
  • The course is run by active academics and healthcare professionals at the Medway School of Pharmacy. The entire team are qualified Non-Medical Prescribers
  • The course is fully accredited by GPhC, NMC and HCPC
  • If you aren’t quite ready for this course, we also offer Preparing for Prescribing (P4P) short courses
  • The standard course is also available as a pathway into our Medicines Optimisation course. You would study prescribing as the first or second year of the PGDip Medicines Optimisation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Independent Prescribing in Practice 
  • Clinical Health Assessment and Diagnostics (CHAD) 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We have no formal deadlines for applications submitted to the university, however, you should make sure to apply as soon as possible. 


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Registration with the appropriate professional/regulatory body (NMC, GPhC, PSNI or HCPC)
  • Appropriate experience in the area of practice in which applicant will be prescribing
  • The ability to study at academic Level 6 or Level 7
  • Nurses and Midwives: At least one year of post-registration clinical experience in the UK. This includes all nurse (level 1), midwife or SCPHN registrants (including NHS, self-employed or non-NHS employed registrants)
  • Pharmacists: At least two years' post-registration clinical experience in the UK
  • Allied Health Professionals (excluding Paramedics) At least three years' post-registration clinical experience in the UK
  • Advanced Paramedic Practitioners: College of Paramedics recommend that paramedics are registered and qualified for at least five years with at least three years' relevant post-qualification experience in the clinical area in which they will be prescribing

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2550 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2550 GBP per module during 12 months.
  • National

    2550 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2550 GBP per module during 12 months.


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