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Non-medical prescribing courses (V300)

Our non-medical prescribing courses are designed for nurses, midwives, advanced clinical practitioners and the allied health professions. Study a dual award of independent and supplementary prescribing.


The non-medical prescribing courses are taught entirely online, offering you the flexibility to study from anywhere in the UK and supporting you to manage your learning alongside your work and other commitments. The courses are designed to develop your interest, accelerate your career, salary progression and employability, and help enhance the performance of your organisation.

You will access a dynamic and supportive online environment that promotes valuable professional networks of non-medical prescribers with a possible pathway onto our MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner (ACP) degree apprenticeship.

You will be taught and assessed in both forms of prescribing regardless of clinical need. During the course you will learn about:

  • Consultation and decision making
  • Psychology of prescribing and influencing factors
  • Prescribing in a team context
  • General principles of pharmacology and therapeutics
  • Principles of patient monitoring
  • Evidence based practice
  • Legal, policy, professional and ethical aspects
  • Prescribing in a public health context

Why study non-medical prescribing at the University of Nottingham?

The University of Nottingham has been providing non-medical prescribing education to a range of healthcare professions since 2001. Our teaching staff include Senior Fellows of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and recipients of the University of Nottingham Lord Dearing Awards for Teaching Excellence. We consistently rank highly in UK and international league tables and in the latest national Research Excellence Framework our nursing and midwifery research was ranked 8th for impact. We have strong links with local NHS Healthcare Trusts and many voluntary and social service sectors.

Course overview

Our student's experience


What our students say



"I enjoyed the way the course was delivered. We had excellent tutors and really good resources to support us through the learning. The tutors were always available for us and I felt comfortable to go to them at any point for support."

Wendy Barber, Lead Children’s Diabetes Dietitian at Derby’s Children Hospital

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"It is one of the toughest and best courses I have ever done. It is definitely a game-changer. You come through the other side realising that it is such an achievement to get through such a quantity of work and level of knowledge."

Dylan Griffin, Advanced Paramedic and Advanced Clinical Practitioner at the Emergency Department, Royal Derby Hospital

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Apply to study Non Medical Prescribing (V300)

Available to study at level 3 or level 4; (prescribing for paramedics is available at level 4 only). Please note that dietitians are currently only permitted to supplementary prescribe.


Pre-course reading and resources

Before starting the course you should read the following documents:

Information about the course

Information for supervised practice


Make an enquiry

Email our CPD team or call +44 (0)115 74 86500


School of Health Sciences

B236, Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 95 15559