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Clinically Enhanced Independent Prescribing PgCert Aston University, Birmingham




Course info


Study the Clinically Enhanced Independent Prescribing Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) at Aston University, Birmingham to enhance your practice as a clinician and delivery of care to your patients while gaining a General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) accredited qualification.

Course outline

The Clinically Enhanced Prescribing PgCert has been designed to enhance your practice as a clinician and delivery of care to your patients, and is suitable for all clinical specialties.

Taught predominantly online and the in-practice learning environment, this accredited qualification will enable you to evaluate and challenge prescribing practice with reference to evidence based practice, equality and diversity and clinical governance, and develop clinically enhanced skills relevant to your specialist area.

The aims of the programme are to enable you to:

Develop the knowledge, skills and clinical confidence to prepare students to become safe independent prescribers, working effectively within a health care team.
Develop clinical enhanced skills relevant to specialist area i.e. acute or emergency medicine, mental health, paediatrics.

When achieved, you will be able to:

Demonstrate person-centred care.
Demonstrate professionalism as a prescriber.
Demonstrate professional knowledge and skills commensurate with being an independent prescriber.
Demonstrate clinical and professional collaboration with patients and other health care workers.
Understand, apply and assess clinical skills and knowledge appropriate for a prescriber working within a clinical specialty to support the clinical management of patients.
Utilise clinical and professional collaboration with patients and other health care workers.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Clinically Enhanced Independent Prescribing PgCert.

Online/Distance (9 months)

Tuition fees

£3,300. The mentioned fee is for 20/21. There may be slight difference in 21/22.




Aston University

Aston Triangle,



B4 7ET, England

Entry requirement for international students

We welcome applications from candidates interested in our course who have the skills and capability to excel. All candidates are considered on an individual basis based on their qualifications and experience. All applicants must have: Employment - Registered pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland (PSNI), Registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) employed in a patient-facing role, and be of good standing with your regulatory body. You must have written approval from your employer/line manager and Non-Medical Prescribing lead (if applicable) supporting your study. Experience . A minimum of two years (pharmacist) or one year (nurse) post-registration experience. With appropriate patient-orientated experience practising in a hospital, community or primary care setting following your pre-registration year. Have up-to-date clinical, pharmacological and pharmaceutical knowledge relevant to your intended area of prescribing practice. Can demonstrate that you reflect on your own performance and take responsibility for your own CPD. Can identify an area of clinical practice in which to develop your prescribing skills. Students need to have: an overall IELTS score of 6.5 including 6.0 in Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking; overall TOEFL score of 93 inlcuding Reading 18; Writing 23; Listening 19; Speaking 19.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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