The University of Wolverhampton

Undergraduate CreditPrescribing for Practice Non-Medical Prescribing (V150)

Why choose this course?

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 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 V150 Nursing and Midwifery Council programme Prescribing for Practice is suitable for nurses who wish to gain the skills and knowledge for prescribing from the Community Practitioner's Formulary. On successful completion, the practitioner will meet the required professional standards for Non-Medical Prescribing from the Community Practitioner's Formulary.

What happens on the course?

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.

This course, V150 comprises one module which when successfully completed enables the practitioner to meet the required professional standards for Non-Medical Prescribing from the Community Practitioner’s Formulary.

V300 comprises the following two modules:

Module 1 - The study of Advanced Pharmacology.

Module 2 - Non-Medical Prescribing Practice for Non Medical Prescribers.

What our students think

Students find the award is enjoyable and satisfying but identify the hard work to meet the professional requirements which are required for patients

Career path

This award supports health careers towards specialist and advancing practitioner roles.

What skills will you gain?

  • To develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, qualities, skills and other attributes to be able to prescribe and assess and consult with patient/clients, clients, parents and carers.
  • Undertake a thorough history, including medication history and current medication (including over-the-counter, alternative and complementary health therapies) to inform diagnosis and prescribe safely, appropriately and cost effectively.
  • Understand and apply the relevant legislation to the practice of nurse/midwife prescribing and the influences that can affect prescribing, demonstrating your understanding by managing your prescribing practice in an ethical way.
  • Critically appraise, use sources of information/advice and decision support systems in prescribing practice and develop a clinical management plan within legislative requirements (supplementary prescribing).
  • Understand and apply knowledge of drug actions in prescribing practice and demonstrate an understanding of the roles and relationships of others involved in prescribing, supplying and administering medicines.
  • Practise within a framework of professional accountability and responsibility.

Entry requirements

For the V150 applicants must fulfil the Nursing and Midwifery Council entry requirements and have a NHS funding agreement.

You must have practiced for a sufficient period to be deemed competent by your employer in the area you intend to practice to undertake the programme. This would normally be for a period of 2 years. You must also provide evidence of your ability to study at minimum academic level 6 [degree].

Course fees and finance

2019/0 Home/EU International
Part time £695

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 2019/0. 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.

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