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The Institute of Health

Extended /Supplementary Non-Medical Prescribing (V300) Level 7

Postgraduate Credit Part-time 1 year

Please e-mail enquiries@wlv.

Please e-mail enquiries@wlv.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
  • Entry Requirements View
  • Course Specifications View
  • Start Date(s) 16 September 2020
  • Award Postgraduate Credit
  • Study Mode Part-time
  • Course Length Part-time (1 year)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School The Institute of Health

Why choose this course?

It is important you receive an non-medical prescribing (NMP) information pack / details of dates and NMC requirements for entry BEFORE application.

Please e-mail to request an information pack for NMP (V300 or V150).

The Non-Medical Prescribing programme is for registered nurses and allied health professionals. You will undertake two modules at level 7. Independent prescribing is approved for nurses, physiotherapists, podiatrists and chiropodists. Supplementary prescribing is also approved for some HCPC allied health professionals namely physiotherapists, podiatrists and chiropodists, radiologists and optometrists.

You will be required to meet the specific professional entry requirements laid down by the NMC/ HCPC. Health service industry nomination and support by a designated medical practitioner/mentor is expected in line with professional standards which will underpin the award for you to gain skills and knowledge for independent/supplementary prescribing from the British National Formulary.

What happens on the course?

Find our Module(s) below.

Potential Career Paths

 This award supports health careers towards specialist and advancing practitioner roles.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!


  • To develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, qualities, skills and other attributes to be able to prescribe and assess and consult with patient/clients, clients, parents and carers.
  • Undertake a thorough history, including medication history and current medication (including over-the-counter, alternative and complementary health therapies) to inform diagnosis and prescribe safely, appropriately and cost effectively.
  • Understand and apply the relevant legislation to the practice of nurse/midwife prescribing and the influences that can affect prescribing, demonstrating your understanding by managing your prescribing practice in an ethical way.
  • Critically appraise, use sources of information/advice and decision support systems in prescribing practice and develop a clinical management plan within legislative requirements (supplementary prescribing).
  • Understand and apply knowledge of drug actions in prescribing practice and demonstrate an understanding of the roles and relationships of others involved in prescribing, supplying and administering medicines.
  • Practise within a framework of professional accountability and responsibility.

For the V300 at least 3 years post registration clinical experience will be required with at least 1 year preceding application, spent working in the clinical area in which you intend to prescribe.

  • A health assessment module will be undertaken or confirmation from your employer confirming that you are competent to undertake health assessment.
  • You will require a Designated Medical Practitioner (DMP) who is willing to mentor and assess you including supervision of the 12 days (78hours) required in prescribing practice. The Designated Medical Practitioner needs to meet the eligibility criteria, which includes a minimum of 3 years experience.
  • Be registered with an appropriate professional regulatory body.
  • Evidence of study at level 3 (degree level)
  • Support of your employer (manager) and Prescribing Lead for your organisation to confirm that your service is one that will be enhanced if you are able to prescribe.
  • Signed declaration of good health and confirmation of a current Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) check within the nomination form.
  • Access to a prescribing budget
  • Access to CPD

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites or 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.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount ( If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

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.

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 at


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