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Non-Medical Prescribing (V300) - Level 6 - AC0636 & AC0637

Thank you for your interest in the V300 Non-Medical Prescribing Programme. At the moment the Programme is being revalidated in line with NMC standards. We anticipate the next intake for this Programme will be January 2020. When the Programme has been revalidated this page will be updated with all Programme information including entry requirements, any associated fees, and module information, as well as a link to apply. Please keep checking this page for further updates. 

This course can be completed as part of Continuing Workforce Development for NHS practitioners.

Pre Course Information: This programme requires that you have appropriate clinical skills to support your future prescribing practice as well as evidence of level 6 study within the last 5 years. Should you not have evidence of recent academic study then please contact us to consider whether our Academic Recognition module (AC6615) may be appropriate to help you towards meeting the admission criteria for Non Medical Prescribing.

The Non Medical Prescribing Programme consist of 2 modules  which aim to meet the Government policy directives in preparing nurses, midwives, health visitors, and allied health professionals (Orthoptists, Physiotherapists, Chiropodists, Podiatrists, Radiographers, Dieticians and Advanced Paramedics). to prescribe via supplementary and/or independent modes from a legally defined formulary, within specific clinical contexts. The programme aims and outcomes have been approved by the NMC  and HCPC an follow NMC (2006) and DH (2006) (2006) directives. These will be updated for approval in accordance with new and impending standards, over 2019.

The module (AC0636) ‘Supplementary Prescribing’ attracts 30 credit accumulation transfer points (30 CAT) at level 6 and simultaneously the corresponding module (AC0637) ‘Independent Prescribing’ to achieve independent prescribing status, attracts 10 credit accumulation transfer points (10 CAT) points at level 6.  On successfully completing the appropriate modules within the programme (one or both), the student will exit with the relevant prescribing status of  ‘Independent Nurse Prescriber and Supplementary Prescriber credited with 40 CAT points, or where HCPC registrants are currently restricted to Supplementary Prescribing , will complete module AC0636 Supplementary Prescribing. Successful students will  have their new qualification recorded with the NMC / HCPC as appropriate.

Course Information

Award Type 40 Credit, Level 6

Delivery Method Blend of Lectures, Workshops and Guided Study

Mode of Study
Intensive Short Course

Coach Lane Campus

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Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) for three consecutive years by Student Nursing Times.

Designed by a multi-professional team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Social Care Staff and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena.

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.


Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).


This NHS Continuing Workforce Development module aims to prepare nurses, midwives, and health visitors to prescribe independently from a legally defined formulary, within specific clinical contexts

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.

You must be a registered nurse, midwife or health visitor with previous evidence of level 6 study.

  • Assessment, differential diagnosis, consultation, clinical decision making, risk management, establishing therapeutic regimes/interventions,
  • stopping medication and referral
  • Factors influencing independent prescribing practice and patient/client consent for, responses to and concordance with prescribed therapy
  • Prescribing administering and dispensing in a team context
  • Record keeping, local policies, guidelines and protocols and, electronic prescribing
  • Monitoring, audit and evaluation of prescribing practice, clinical and cost effective prescribing
  • Clinical Pharmacology - applied anatomy and physiology including disordered function, age, disease and pregnancy and other medicines/drug
  • interactions as they impact on pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, adverse drug reactions (ADRs), drug calculations
  • Prescribing for cosmetic procedures
  • Evidence based prescribing and clinical guidelines, controlled drugs, clinical governance, supervision, reflective practice

Please register your interest for this course and we will be in touch once we have confirmed dates.

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