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

Year of entry: 2021

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

We will accept completion of one of the national clinical pharmacist education pathways (GPPTP/CPGPE/MOCH/PCPEP/IUC) in lieu of a postgraduate diploma in clinical pharmacy, but you must supply your statement of assessment and progression/completion.