Independent Prescribing Course

University of Chester

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 Chester
Independent Prescribing Course
Address: Parkgate Road Chester CH1 4BJ
Tel: +44 (0)1244 511000

Non-Medical Prescribing

We provide a Non-Medical Prescribing course that uses a blended learning method that is appealing to today’s busy healthcare worker. Our course’s design and structure provide for study flexibility, allowing you to adjust your learning to your own needs.

Please keep in mind that there is no formal award for this course.

The University’s superb library and IT facilities are critical to our blended learning strategy. You will be able to access the learning materials offered in electronic form at times and locations that are convenient for your job and lifestyle.

This Non-Medical Prescribing course satisfies strong professional and academic requirements, preparing skilled healthcare professionals for an expanded and improved role that will increase patient service and work satisfaction via holistic care providing.

This course is available at the Level 7 level (aimed at professionals with an appropriate undergraduate degree and would like to study at masters level).

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