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The Institute of Health

Extended /Supplementary Non-Medical Prescribing (V300)

Undergraduate Credit Part-time 1 year

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

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

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code
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  • Start Date(s) 16 September 2020
  • Award Undergraduate 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 BEFORE you submit an online application.  Please e-mail to request an information pack for NMP (V300 or V150).

You are not guaranteed a place on the course until completion of the information pack.

The Non-Medical Prescribing programme is for registered nurses and allied health professionals. You will undertake two modules at level 6: The study of “Clinical pharmacology for health care professionals (6NH033)” and “Non-medical prescribing practice (6NH026)”.

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?

There are a number of ways of studying the Non-Medical Prescribing courses. However the number of days for the programme is set by the professional standards.

The Community Practitioner Prescribing (NMC V150) is a different award and comprises of one module which, when successfully completed, enables the practitioner to meet the required professional standards for Non-Medical Prescribing from the Community Practitioner’s Formulary.

The Non-Medical Prescribing (V300 – Independent/ Supplementary) course comprises the following modules, listed below.

Course Modules

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. 

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Part-time £1390 per year# 2019-20

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

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 (90 hours) 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 undergraduate 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 Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check within the nomination form.
  • Access to a prescribing budget
  • Access to CPD

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

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.


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