It is important you receive an non-medical prescribing (NMP) information pack / details of dates and NMC requirements BEFORE you submit an online application. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request an information pack for NMP (V300 or V150).
You are not guaranteed a place on the course until completion of the information pack.
The Non-Medical Prescribing programme is for registered nurses and allied health professionals. You will undertake two modules at level 6: The study of “Clinical pharmacology for health care professionals (6NH033)” and “Non-medical prescribing practice (6NH026)”.
Independent prescribing is approved for nurses, physiotherapists, podiatrists and chiropodists. Supplementary prescribing is also approved for some HCPC allied health professionals namely physiotherapists, podiatrists and chiropodists, radiologists and optometrists.
You will be required to meet the specific professional entry requirements laid down by the NMC/ HCPC. Health service industry nomination and support by a designated medical practitioner/mentor is expected in line with professional standards which will underpin the award for you to gain skills and knowledge for independent/supplementary prescribing from the British National Formulary.
There are a number of ways of studying the Non-Medical Prescribing courses. However the number of days for the programme is set by the professional standards.
The Non-Medical Prescribing (V300 – Independent/ Supplementary) course comprises the following two modules:
Module 1 - Clinical pharmacology for health care professionals (6NH033)
Module 2 - Non-medical prescribing practice (6NH026)
The Community Practitioner Prescribing (NMC V150) is a different award and comprises of one modulewhich, when successfully completed, enables the practitioner to meet the required professional standards for Non-Medical Prescribing from the Community Practitioner’s Formulary.
Students find the award is enjoyable and satisfying but identify the hard work to meet the professional requirements which are required for patients
This award supports health careers towards specialist and advancing practitioner roles.
This award is validated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (V300) and is and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council.
For the V300 at least 3 years post registration clinical experience will be required with at least 1 year preceding application, spent working in the clinical area in which you intend to prescribe.
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2015/6. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.