University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Independent Prescribing

This course is open to registered pharmacists with at least 2 years post-registration experience in a clinical, patient-facing role. Upon successful completion of the 40 credit module, students are awarded the Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing from the University of Wolverhampton. The student's name is then forwarded to the Registrar of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), and they are eligible for annotation on the GPhC Register as an Independent Prescriber. This entitles students, with the support of their employer (unless self-employed), to practice as a Supplementary or Independent Prescriber.

Entry requirements

Candidates must be registered as pharmacists with either the GPhC or the PSNI, and have a minimum of 2 years post-registration experience in a clinical, patient-facing role. The University requires the written support of their employer (unless self-employed) to undertake this course, and they must have the support and agreement from a suitably experienced medical doctor in their chosen field of clinical practice who is willing and eligible to act as your Designated Medical Practitioner (DMP) for the Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing. Those applying from outside the UK/EU must provide written evidence of a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 7.0 or equivalent), and must be employed in an appropriate role within the UK to be able to meet the GPhC requirements for the learning in practice elements of the course. At the discretion of the course leader, all potential students may be required to participate in a telephone interview with the course leader or deputy leader to confirm their eligibility for the course.

Course modules

Students may also choose to study an optional 20 credit module on Pharmacoepidemiology. Successful completion of both modules leads to the additional award of the Postgraduate Certificate in Prescribing Studies, which provides evidence to employing organisations of the student's ability to practice (including prescribing) at an advanced level in their chosen therapeutic area.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time - 6 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Wolverhampton WV1 1SB West Midlands

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