Independent Prescribing PG Cert
The Postgraduate Certificate in Independent Prescribing is designed for pharmacists in Northern Ireland who wish to train and qualify as non-medical independent prescribers.
PG Cert Award
Part-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course


A primary degree in Pharmacy (minimum Bachelor degree) from an institution approved by the University.

Additionally all students must:

- be registered as a pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) or the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

- be in good standing with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and/or the Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and any other healthcare regulator with which they are registered.

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

- 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*.

- have a designated prescribing practitioner (DPP) who has agreed to supervise their learning in practice*.

* Further guidance on the type of experience and DPP requirements will be provided when applying for this programme.

Note: this programme is only open to students who are resident in Northern Ireland.

Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible and ideally no later than 31st July 2022 for courses which commence in late September. In the event that any programme receives a high number of applications, the University reserves the right to close the application portal. Notifications to this effect will appear on the Direct Application Portal against the programme application page.

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