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Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Pharmacists - PGCert


University of Reading School of Pharmacy

Part time January, September PgCert 6 months part-time

About the course

CIPPET offers part-time postgraduate programmes to prepare pharmacists to practise as both independent and supplementary prescribers and to meet the standards set by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

The programme comprises teaching and learning, which include taught days, self-directed study time, assessment and workplace-based learning (the 90 hours of learning in practice).

Details of our accreditation can be found at GPhC accreditation.

Pharmacists studying the programme will be assessed at level 7, leading to a Postgraduate Certificate (60 academic credits).

Applicants can choose between studying one day a week (Thursdays), or on our intensive weekend programme for those who want a more flexible study arrangement.

What will you study?

Preparing to Prescribe for

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Entry Requirements

Applicants are registered as a pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) or, in Northern Ireland, with the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

Applicants are in good standing with the GPhC and/or PSNI and any other healthcare regulator with which they are registered.

Applicants must have at least two years' appropriate patient-orientated experience post registration, in a relevant UK practice setting.

Applicants have an identified area of clinical or therapeutic practice in which to develop independent prescribing practice. They must also have relevant clinical or therapeutic experience in that area.


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