Independent Prescribing Course

University of Wolverhampton

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 Wolverhampton
Independent Prescribing Course
Address: Wulfruna Street Wolverhampton WV1 1LY
Tel: 01902 321000

Non-Medical Prescribing

In addition to your application form, you must submit / upload the following:

A Professional Entry Requirements (PER) form that has been completed. Please upload to evision as a single, completely finished document. There is one for nurses and one for AHPs, so fill out the one that applies to your career.
When the course begins, you must have an original enhanced employer DBS that is less than three years old. Please upload to evision and then send an email to
1 year of post-registration experience is required (evident on your application form).
Evidence of health-evaluation competence (evident on your PER form)
Level 6 research (evident on your PER form and copy uploaded to evision)

Please keep in mind that there is a great demand for the course, thus we must prioritise students who submit their application requirements first. The sooner you can input the information, the better your chances of getting a spot. When all available spots are filled, future candidates are offered the next open cohort.

Please keep in mind that if you work for Wolverhampton NHS Trust, you should contact your non-medical prescribing lead before submitting your application.

If you are a self-employed candidate (for example, in aesthetics), you must complete a supplementary form, which will be provided to you separately.

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