Non-Medical Prescribing for Pharmacists, PGCert

The Non-Medical prescribing qualification at Swansea University is available through a stand alone 40 credit module - Non-Medical prescribing (GPhC) SHGM22(approved by the GPhC) or by doing a Post Graduate Certificate in Non-Medical prescribing.

The Post Graduate Certificate combines the stand-alone module (SHGM22) with an additional pharmacology module (20 credits) to comprise the Post Graduate Certificate.  Some pharmacists might choose this option if they have not studied for some time or if they wish to gain an additional academic qualification.

From the Non-Medical Prescribing qualification you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to prescribe safely and appropriately within your area of practice.

The standalone module or the PGCert will equip you with the competency to practise within current legislation as an independent Non-Medical prescriber.

Independent Prescribing

The Postgraduate Certificate in Independent Prescribing is designed for pharmacists in Northern Ireland who wish to train and qualify as non-medical independent prescribers.

The Postgraduate Certificate can be undertaken as a stand-alone course or can be combined into a larger programme of study (see Advanced Pharmacy Practice course).

If you are employed as a pharmacist in Great Britain and wish to train as a non-medical independent prescriber, please visit our PG Cert in Prescribing for Pharmacists.


If you're an experienced practicing pharmacist and want to further your career in a specialist area, joining our PgCert Independent Prescribing for Pharmacists course is the perfect way to fulfil your ambitions.

On this course you'll develop your clinical examination and consultation skills, and build on your understanding of pharmacology and therapeutics, to inform evidence-based management decisions alongside patients within your chosen scope of practice.

When you graduate, you'll be qualified for a career as an independent prescriber within a clinical setting.

Clinically Enhanced Independent Prescribing PgCert

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 in the in-practice learning environment, this accredited qualification enables 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:

When achieved, you will be able to: