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Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Independent - Supplementary Prescriber Preparation

University of Lincoln

7 months
2800 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Independent - Supplementary Prescriber Preparation course from University of Lincoln considers the theoretical perspectives associated with evidence-based therapeutics and the consultation process, including concordance and the legal, ethical, and professional issues associated with the Independent/Supplementary prescribing role.

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This Independent - Supplementary Prescriber Preparation course from University of Lincoln supports the application of theoretical knowledge to practice by incorporating a minimum of 12 days (90 hours) of supervised clinical experience in which students work alongside, and are assessed, by their Practice Assessor. In addition, students will receive supervision and guidance from a Practice Supervisor who is also an experienced prescriber.

The University delivered learning is applied and further developed in clinical practice, enabling students to enhance their skills including the specific competencies required to prescribe safely, effectively, and appropriately within their own area of professional clinical expertise (RPS, 2016).


We constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our students. Whatever the area of study, the University strives to ensure students have access to specialist equipment and resources, to develop the skills, which they may need in their future career.

An exciting new development for the School, the Sarah Swift Building, is a £19m investment into a dedicated facility for the Schools of Health and Social Care and Psychology. The building houses high-quality teaching, research, social and learning spaces for both Schools.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 7 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We would advise you to apply as soon as possible.




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

The online application for this programme is designed to ensure that practice learning for the prescribing student complies with Realising Professionalism: Standards for education and training, Part 1: Standards framework for nursing and midwifery education, Part 2: Standards for student supervision and assessment and, specific to this Programme and Short Course: Part 3: Standards for prescribing programmes (NMC, 2018).

Applicants must provide evidence that they meet the criteria set by the NMC:

  • You must be a registered nurse (Level 1), a registered midwife or a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) [Part 3, 1.1]
  • You must have been registered with the NMC for a minimum of one year prior to application for entry onto the programme [Part 3, 1.7]
  • You must have the competence, experience and academic ability to study at the level required [Part 3, 1.5] 

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    2800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2800 GBP per year during 7 months.

Living costs for Lincoln

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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