Ulster University

Ulster University

Non-Medical Prescribing

The Post Graduate Certificate Certificate in Non-Medical Prescribing is a one year part time programme consisting of three modules of study in prescribing and gaining competecies in clinical practice over 15 days to attain the NMC V300 recordable qualification. It is designed to promote person-centred care by placing the patient at the heart of prescribing activity, and most importantly to keep public safety as the chief principle in guiding every aspect of programme design, and delivery.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have gained: a pre-registration degree in Nursing or Midwifery, a post-registration degree in Nursing, Midwifery or Health Studies/Sciences or an Honours or non-Honours degree in another relevant subject area from a University of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council or from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or an equivalent standard in a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification; and provide evidence of the skills for evidence based practice; and be entered on the NMC Professional Register as a First level Registered Nurse or Midwife; and have a specialist level of knowledge in their area of practice as shown by one of: a Community Nursing qualification, a Specialist Nursing qualification, three years clinical experience including one year in the area in which they will prescribe and additional education relevant to their area of practiceand be declared competent in health assessment by their employer or have successfully completed a module in Health Assessment or be registered concurrently upon the module Health Assessment; provide evidence of competence in written or spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent); Or as an alternative to (a) (i) or (a) (ii) and/or (b): (c) In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme.

Course modules

The modules are: prescribing in practice; pharmacotherapeutics in prescribing; health assessment.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Jordanstown Campus Newtownabbey BT37 0QB Northern Ireland

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