Independent Prescribing Course

University of Bath

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.

University of Bath
Independent Prescribing Course
Address: Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom
Tel: 01225 386773

Non-Medical Prescribing

Bath’s blended-learning delivery method is used: you will attend a series of seminars and have your distance learning supported by our highly trained educators via our Virtual Learning Environment.


This course is GPhC approved, and upon completion, you will be able to apply for annotation as an Independent Prescriber on the General Pharmaceutical Council register.


Leads to the granting of 30 academic credits (CATS credits), which can be applied toward a variety of academic degrees with us, including the Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, and MSc.


You will choose a clinical area where you will train as an Independent Prescriber for the length of the course.
You must have prior experience in this therapeutic field.

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