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Postgraduate Certificate in Non-Medical Prescribing

Open University Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Part time February PgCert 7 – 13 months

About the course

This qualification enables you to gain the knowledge and skills required for safe, appropriate and effective prescribing practice as you become eligible to apply for the annotation to your regulator register as an Independent and/or Supplementary Prescriber. You’ll become equipped and ready to be responsible and accountable for the assessment of patients with diagnosed and undiagnosed conditions, together with the decision-making skills required in clinical management.  

Key features of the course

  • Successful completion entitles you to apply to your respective regulator for annotation as a non-medical prescriber.
  • Provides you with a critical understanding of the necessary clinical and practical aspects of prescribing.
  • Gives you the appropriate knowledge that underpins

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Entry Requirements

You will need to:
hold a degree from a UK university or equivalent, or, if you are a registered non-graduate practitioner, be able to demonstrate equivalent academic ability and professional experience
be registered with an appropriate regulatory body
have a current and valid Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and provide a signed declaration from the Trust as evidence
have the appropriate length of experience as set by the respective regulatory body. This is currently two years for the GPhC, and three years for the HCPC.



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