School of Nursing

PG Cert Non-Medical Prescribing for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals

PG Cert
Start date(s)
12 September 2023,20 May 2024,10 September 2024,15 January 2024
Course specifications
Course length
Part-time (1 year)
Campus location
Walsall Campus,Wolverhampton City Campus
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Why choose this course?

This course is for practitioners who are working in a role that requires them to prescribe and you will need support from your employer/prescribing lead as part of the admission process (see entry criteria). This is a double course covering Health Assesment and V300.

This course pulls together the essential aspects required for non-medical prescribing into one pathway where you will study history taking and physical assessment before moving on to the prescribing module. 

The course is validated by the NMC and HCPC. 

The course provides the opportunity for your to study in a multi-professional environment which will develop your understanding of differing professional contexts. 

Study at Walsall (semester 1 and 3 starts) and City (semester 2 start) campuses. 

What happens on the course?

The course is delivered over one academic year (3 semesters) and follows a set diet: 

Semester 1 

Semester 2 

Semester 3 

7NH035 Developing History Taking and Physical Assessment Skills for the Adult Patient/Client (20-credits) 

7NH094 Non-medical Prescribing for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals (40-credits) 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

This course contributes to your advancing clinical role and supports your development as a prescriber. 

You could progress to a full MSc programme using our recognition of prior learning process. Please note: If progressing to the MSc Advanced Clinical Practice, you will be required to compete the ACP Health Assessment module. 

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

  • Established links with NHS and private sector organisations across Birmingham and the Black Country.
  •  Well-established health assessment and non-medical prescribing courses.

The course is designed to develop a range of clinical and academic skills, including: 

  • Independent learning and self-management. 
  • Critical thinking. 
  • Problem-solving. 
  • Communication of complex concepts. 
  • Application of theory to your clinical role. 

Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate on-site programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.

Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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