Non-Medical Prescribing (V300)

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Chelmsford, Peterborough (Guild House), Cambridge

18 weeks, 6 months

Module code: MOD001964, MOD001992

Module level: 6 and 7

Module credits: 30 credits

Please make sure you are applying for the correct level of study

Before you apply, carefully read the module information and entry requirements, as it will not be possible to change assessment level at a later date.

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Non-Medical Prescribing prepares you to prescribe medicines from the British National Formulary (BNF), within your area of competence, and to assist you in extending your practice. You’ll learn to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost-effectively, as both an independent and supplementary prescriber.

Full description

Who should attend?

This course will benefit you as either:

  • A first-level nurse, midwife and/or specialist community public health nurse, registered with the NMC
  • A pharmacist registered with the GPhC
  • A chiropodist, podiatrist, physiotherapist or paramedic registered with the HCPC


New dates will be confirmed very soon
Please register your interest by emailing and we'll be in touch as soon as applications are open


Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.

We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.

We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.

Where can I study?

Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Peterborough (Guild House)
Guild House

Guild House is our dedicated healthcare campus in the historic city of Peterborough.

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Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

30 Credits (Level 6)


30 credits (Level 7)


Funding for CPD

Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.

Contact details

Michael Cumberbatch
01223 695333

CPD Admissions
01245 687141

Entry requirements

To access this course, you must be either:

  • A first-level nurse, midwife and/or specialist community public health nurse, registered with the NMC
  • A pharmacist registered with the GPhC, or
  • A chiropodist, podiatrist, physiotherapist or paramedic registered with the HCPC
To study at level 7, you must have an undergraduate degree.
Additionally, you may be required to write a reflective account of 500-1000 words, giving a clear rationale for your need to prescribe within your role. This serves to demonstrate your ability to study at academic level 7.

For both levels, you must:
  • Have at least three years’ post-registration experience (two years for pharmacists)
  • Be seen by your employer as competent to do this programme and have written confirmation of their support
  • Have been working in the same clinical field in which you intend to prescribe during the year immediately prior to applying
  • Have a designated and agreed medical practitioner who will supervise you, support you and provide opportunities for you to develop competence in prescribing practice (including shadowing opportunities)
  • If a nurse, be assessed as competent to take a history, undertake a clinical assessment and diagnose, or be willing to do preparation to be able to undertake physical assessment and diagnosis alongside the non-medical prescribing module.

Paramedic applicants must:
  • Take this module at level 7 only
  • Be registered with the HCPC for at least three years
  • Have been working in the field they intend to prescribe in for a year prior to applying and this cannot be ambulance-based
  • Have a DMP to support them
  • Evidence recent study at the appropriate level
  • Write a rationale demonstrating the clinical need for prescribing in their area of practice
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