Part Time: 6 months | Start dates: January, May or September
CIPPET offers part-time postgraduate programmes to prepare nurses to practise as both independent and supplementary prescribers and to meet the standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
The programme comprises teaching and learning, which include taught days, self-directed study time, assessment and workplace-based learning (the 78 hours of learning in practice).
Details of our accreditation can be found at NMC accreditation. From January 2020, this programme is approved against the new NMC programme standards.
Nurses studying the programme can be assessed at either level 6 (undergraduate), leading to a Graduate Certificate, or level 7 (postgraduate), leading to a Postgraduate Certificate. Both programmes award 60 academic credits.
Applicants can choose between studying one day a week (Thursday) or on our intensive weekend programme for those who want a more flexible study arrangement.
Upcoming cohort enrolment options:
Start date: 16 January 2021
Study our intensive programme at weekends over six to ten months.
Applications to the January 2021 programme are expected to open Monday 5 October 2020. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Dates for interviews: 8/9 December 2020 (via Microsoft Teams)
Enrolment timetable: The study days for this cohort are:
Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 Jan 2021
Saturday 30 January 2021
Saturday 27 February 2021
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 March 2021
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 May 2021
Saturday 26 June 2021
Saturday 3 July 2021
Deadline for applications: Thursday 3 December 2020
Required documents to be submitted with application are found in the 'Entry requirements' section below, along with information about how to apply online.
If you are interested in applying after the deadline, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org - sometimes we can operate a waiting list in case other applicants withdraw at the last minute.
Start date: 6 May 2021
Study for one day a week (Thursdays) over six to ten months
Applications to the May 2021 programme are expected to open Monday 18 January 2021. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Dates for interviews: appointments for interviews via MS Teams will be offered
Enrolment timetable: to be made available after 18 Jan 2021
Deadline for applications: Wednesday 24 March
The required documents to be submitted with your application are found in the 'Entry requirements' section below, along with information about how to apply online.
If you are interested in applying after the deadline, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org - sometimes we can operate a waiting list in case applicants withdraw at the last minute.
1. Confirm you meet the professional entry requirements:
You must be a registered nurse (level 1).
You must have been a registered nurse with the NMC for at least one year.
You must have the necessary governance support structures in place to undertake the programme (e.g. clinical support, access to protected learning time and employer support where appropriate).
You must have the necessary competence, experience and academic ability to study the programme.
You must have the capability to provide safe and effective practice at the level of prescribing including: clinical/health assessment, diagnostics/care management, planning and evaluation of care.
2. Applicants must have a practice assessor and a practice supervisor to support their learning as this is an NMC requirement. Information about the roles are available in the document below. It is the responsibility of the applicant to secure this support - you should only apply once you have agreement to support you from the nominated practice assessor and practice supervisor.
3. You should confirm you are able to attend all the study days using the enrolment timetable in the upcoming cohort enrolment information. If you are unable to attend all of the study days, your success in gaining a place on the course may be affected — please consider applying for the next cohort.
If you are being part or fully sponsored: Proof of funding (Please note: some NHS organisations require a Purchase Order number for the payment of invoices. This must be stated on this letter to ensure invoices are paid promptly).
If you are self-funding, or doing your learning in practice hours with an organisation who is not you employer, the Self-funding declaration.
How to apply:
To apply to the programme, you need to use the University's online portal.
All communication from the application system is via automated email. Some National Health Service (NHS) email servers flag these email addresses as spam, therefore we recommend using a personal email address to ensure you receive all communications at this stage.
Once you have started an application, the system will email you to remind you to start, and/or complete, your application at regular intervals. If your account is flagged as dormant for three or more weeks, your application may be automatically removed.
7. Once you have created an account, select your programme choice from the drop-down menu:
Graduate Certificate in Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Nurses (Level 6)
Postgraduate Certificate in Independent and Supplementary Prescribing for Nurses (Level 7)
8. Complete all the required fields (marked with an asterix *) and upload all of the documents stated above (step 4 and 5).
Make sure you upload your statement of purpose to the 'statement of purpose' field in the application portal.
The application portal cannot accept multiple uploads. Therefore, you will need to scan the documents from step 5 into one document. If you are supplying a transcript, you can submit your combined documents to the 'other' field. If you are not supplying a transcript, you can submit your combined documents into the compulsory 'transcript' field instead of a transcript. Failure to submit all of the required documentation in a timely manner may affect our decision whether to accept you on the course.
Once you have submitted an application, an automatic email will be sent to your referees (if you have provided an email address for them). It is your responsibility to make sure that your referee supplies a reference. We would therefore advise that you contact them in advance of submitting an application so that they have time to prepare a reference. They can use this template to prepare their reference in advance. Please also note that emails from the application system may be sent to their 'spam' folder, which they should check if they have not received the email when expected.
If you have completed postgraduate study, you should provide details of one academic and one non-academic referee. If you have not completed postgraduate study, you can provide details of two non-academic referees. A suitable non-academic referee is typically a past or current employer, or a formal workplace-based supervisor such as a practice assessor or practice supervisor.
10. Attending an interview
As part of the application process, students may be asked to attend an interview. This enables us to determine your suitability for the programme against the entry criteria and find out further information about your experience. Interviews will take place online using MS Teams.
11. The outcome of your application
Applications are reviewed throughout the year. However, the greater the number of applications we receive, the longer it may take to inform you of the outcome. Applicants cannot enrol until all the documentation is received and an unconditional offer is made, the usual deadline for this is two weeks before the start of the programme. Therefore, at the latest, we will notify successful applicants two weeks before the start of the programme.
Due to the high volume of applications we are receiving at present, we are unable to provide individualised feedback if you are unsuccessful.
This module 2 of programme enables nurses to practise and develop as independent prescribers and to meet the standards set by the NMC. It will enable nurses to apply for annotation to the register to practise as independent and supplementary prescribers.
This module 2 of the programme enables nurses to practise and develop as independent prescribers and to meet the standards set by the NMC. It will enable nurses to apply for annotation to the register to practise as independent and supplementary prescribers.
Please note that modules are subject to change.
How much will it cost?
New UK/EU students: £ 2,400 per year
New international students: £ per year
Financial support for your studies
The fees listed above are for courses starting in September 2020, February and May 2021.
Applicants can be fully or partly sponsored by their employer to undertake the programme. There is information on how to provide proof of sponsorship in the 'Entry requirements' section (step 5) above.
For all other potential HEE sponsorship/commissioned options, please contact your local HEE branch educational commission manager.
What career can you have?
Our programmes are based on developing your professional competence and confidence. Network with other healthcare professionals from a range of employers and sectors to identify future career options. The academic credits from this programme can also be used towards our MSc in Advancing Healthcare Practice programme.
We can also offer advice to help you meet your professional regulator revalidation requirements and/or leadership body credentialing processes, and support you in building a personal learning plan to enhance your career prospects.