Non-Medical Prescribing (PgCert)

Open University in Scotland


This qualification enables you to gain the knowledge and skills required for safe, appropriate and effective prescribing practice as you become eligible to apply for the annotation to your regulator register as an Independent and/or Supplementary Prescriber. You’ll become equipped and ready to be responsible and accountable for the assessment of patients with diagnosed and undiagnosed conditions, together with the decision-making skills required in clinical management.

Entry Requirements

You will need to hold a degree from a UK university or equivalent, or, if you are a registered non-graduate practitioner, be able to demonstrate equivalent academic ability and professional experience and be registered with an appropriate regulatory body.

Start Date

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Postgraduate Certificate

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

7 - 13 months




Nursing and Health Care

SCQF Level