Independent Prescribing Course

Aston University

Non-Medical Prescribing course prepares you to prescribe medicines from the British National Formulary (BNF) in your area of competence, assisting you in extending your practice. You’ll learn to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost-effectively, as both an independent and supplementary prescriber.

Course length

6 Months

Course accredited


Accredited till

May 2023



Who should attend?

You’ll already be a registered nurse, midwife, pharmacist, physiotherapist, paramedic, chiropodist, podiatrist, dietician, diagnostic or therapeutic radiographer, and this course may interest you because there is a recognised need for you to prescribe within your clinical practice.

Entry requirements

  • Registered for 24 months with the GPhC (pharmacists). Additionally, pharmacist applicants must have at least 24 months experience in the specialist role in which they will prescribe and must take this module at level 7.
  • Registered for 12 months with the NMC (nurses/midwives).
  • Registered with the HCPC (allied health professionals – with appropriate experience; paramedics must be working in an advanced practice, non-ambulance setting and must take this module at level 7.

Aston University
Independent Prescribing Course

Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK

Tel: +44 (0)121 204 3000

Important information and costs

Health Education England (HEE) is supporting an extra cohort of 30 places for Pharmacists to attend Aston University’s Pharmacist Independent Prescribing Course.

Learn more about HEE-funded spots available before March 20, 2022 – Independent Prescriber Training for Pharmacists.

You must also complete Aston University’s application procedure for The Pharmacist Independent Prescribing Practice Certificate, which is a 45 credit level 7.

Places will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, with community pharmacists given first preference.

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