Independent and Supplementary Prescribing PGCert

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Postgraduate Certificate

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  • PGCert Independent and Supplementary Prescribing, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pound 2720 Per year

Course modules

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Independent and Supplementary Prescribing

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

Your future career

Your future career

Postgraduate study will provide students with enhanced knowledge in their chosen clinical subject area, as well as highlighting the ability to analyse, communicate, and apply theory - all skills which are sought after by employers.

This course is developed in partnership with local employers and as such is closely mapped to both the needs of the student and the needs of the employer. This ensures that students will complete the course with specific, focused skills that are desirable to local employers and the wider health and social care community in East London.

All students will join the PG Cert from practice, develop their skills and understanding through the course, and return to practice with these developed qualities, attributes, and skills.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

The PG Cert Independent and Supplementary Prescribing will be a really great addition to the suite of postgraduate courses on offer for Nursing and Allied Health professionals and will enable learners to gain the skillset to independent and supplementary prescribers in their own specialisms. UEL are excited to be offering this course and I am confident that learners will be able to make significant progressions in advancing their clinical careers."
Rob Waterson

Director of Careers & Enterprise

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

Our dedicated and award-winning team provide you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Online jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work.
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you’ve mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

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We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship support 
  • We are ranked 6th for graduate start-ups 
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations 
  • Support in starting a new business, freelancing and self-employment 
  • London on our doorstep

What you'll learn

As a university, we place great emphasis on enabling students to develop independent learning capabilities that will equip you for lifelong learning and future employment as independent and supplementary prescribers. The course blends a mixture of independent study, teaching, and academic support as well as supporting your clinical learning by supervising a learning contract with your employer.

All students will be required to be in clinical practice in an area that supports the development of the role. They will also have to identify an appropriate ACP or Medical Supervisor to oversee the clinical practice elements of the course

Students will be able to develop their advanced skills covering advanced multi-system diagnostic skills, and advanced research methods commensurate with the advanced nature of the role students will move into. The independent and supplementary prescribing modules will enable learners to be NMC/HCPC independent and supplementary prescribers which will enhance practice in the clinical setting.

How you'll learn

All students will be required to be in clinical practice in an area that supports the development of the role. They will also have to identify an appropriate ACP or Medical Supervisor to oversee the acquisition of new clinical skills and for this supervisor to manage the clinical elements of the course.

We encourage an educational experience that is active, social, collaborative, engaging, and student-owned. You will have access to a variety of resources ensuring your learning experience goes beyond the classroom.

We are investing in key areas beyond your studies including our career services, library, and well-being, to be available both face-to-face on campus and online with many of these available 24/7. We have new, modern library facilities on both campuses offering inspirational environments for study and research. Libraries contain resources in print and digital formats, a range of study spaces, and a dedicated librarian who can assist with your learning. Students are supported with any academic or subject-related queries by an Academic Advisor, module leaders, and former and current UEL students. If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, maths, or IT, we offer workshops, drop-in sessions, and one-to-one appointments to help our students achieve their potential. You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses.

Our Student Support hubs in Docklands and Stratford feature centralised helpdesks to cater to your every need. UEL provides also support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs).

Your overall workload consists of class and online tutor-led sessions, individual learning, and practical activities. The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module, and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work. You will receive your personalised timetable at the beginning of the academic year dependent on your course.

How you will be assessed

Assessments for the PG Cert

60% Coursework 40% Written examination.

Feedback summary

We aim to provide feedback on assessments within 15 working days.

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD; USS campus - University Square Stratford

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by School of Health, Sport and Bioscience

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.