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PG Credit Advanced Clinical Skills (Short Course) / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2020

Academic entry qualification overview

We require an honours degree in Pharmacy (MPharm) (Lower Second or above) or an equivalent, Postgraduate Clinical Diploma or equivalent and an Independent prescribing qualification. See our other entry requirements for details of the professional experience and employer support that we require.

English language

International students must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system. We ask for English language proof from applicants from countries that are not majority English-speaking countries (a list of majority English-speaking countries, as defined by the UK Home Office, can be found here ).  

Specifically, we require a minimum of

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with 7.0 in reading and writing.

All certification should have been achieved within the past two years.

See further information about requirements for your country .

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Professional entry qualification

In addition to meeting our academic entry requirements, you must have:

  • current registration as a pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council;
  • at least two years' post-qualification patient-focused experience in a hospital setting or urgent care setting;
  • support from your line manager and pharmacy department to undertake the course;
  • the agreement of an emergency medicine mentor (EMM), who is either an emergency department consultant, acute medicine consultant, or a GP with an interest in urgent care, to support your supervised practice. You will be required to complete 113 hours (15 days) of supervised practice by your EMM;

For pharmacists who do not have a clinical diploma we will accept pharmacists who have been through the clinical pharmacist in GP education pathway.