PG Credit Advanced Clinical Skills (Short Course) / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2021

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How to apply

Please apply via our online application form.

You should complete an ACS additional application form and upload this (and the other supporting documents detailed within it) with your online application.

We recommend you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full. 

Advice to applicants

This is an exciting opportunity for pharmacists to work in a new clinical area of expertise. This will provide personal professional development for the pharmacist and support emergency and urgent care services in primary and secondary care settings for the benefit of patients.

We advise you to work with your line manager, head of department and emergency/acute medicine/urgent care team to agree strategic support for this new, extended role for pharmacists. 

How your application is considered

Applications are considered on a first come first served basis, as is eligibility for a Health Education England North West funded place. Those with a complete application well in advance of the course start date are more likely to secure a place.

Skills, knowledge, abilities, interests

You must have access to a computer with fast and reliable internet connection. There is a minimum level of computer skills required, including the ability to:

  • navigate the Blackboard virtual learning environment to locate teaching and learning materials and to access and submit assessments (with initial basic training);
  • communicate by email;
  • work efficiently with Microsoft Word or similar word processing software;
  • use the internet to search websites;
  • scan and upload documents;
  • navigate e-learning programs;
  • participate in online conferencing (webinars).

Interview requirements

All applicants who have submitted complete applications and who meet all of the eligibility criteria will be offered an online interview. Places are allocated on the basis of a successful interview.

Overseas (non-UK) applicants

Only students registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council and practising in the UK are eligible for this course.

Disclosure and Barring Service check

You will undertake a DBS check as part of our requirements for entry to the course (the cost of this is included in your course fees). Our Programme Staff will contact you to explain what documents you must bring for this on the first study day. If you have had an enhanced DBS check within the three years before the course start date or you have signed up to the update service, you need not undertake a further check, but you must bring your original disclosure on the first study day. You will undertake a DBS check as part of our requirements for entry to the course (the cost of this is included in your course fees).