Independent Prescribing (Short Course) / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2024

How to apply

Please read our nomination pack, which contains guidance on completing the IP additional application form, FAQs and information about the roles and responsibilities of the Designated Prescribing Practitioner (DPP) or the Practice Assessor and Practice Supervisor. Following this guidance will help you to submit a complete application.

You must upload your completed Independent Prescribing Additional Application Form (Word, 154KB) as a CV when you complete the online application form.

It is essential that you submit a complete application with the required signatures, enhanced DBS disclosure and references to avoid delays in your application being processed. Application closing dates:

  • March cohorts, the first Tuesday of the preceding December
  • September cohorts, the last Tuesday of the preceding July.
Applications will only be considered if they are complete (see nomination pack for guidance) before the closing date. We will only consider applications after the closing date if we have places remaining after processing complete applications received before the closing date.

Advice to applicants

Please follow the guidance in the nomination pack to ensure that you submit a complete application. This is particularly important if you are a self-funding applicant because it explains who must complete each section of the application form and details of who is eligible to provide your two references.

Interview requirements

All applicants who have submitted complete applications before the closing date and who meet all of the eligibility criteria will be offered an interview, which will be via an online meeting.

Places are allocated on the basis of a successful interview.

Fitness to practise / health requirements

See the HEOPS guidance for more information.

Disclosure and Barring Service check

You can view accreditation reports on the General Pharmaceutical Council website and the Nursing & Midwifery Council website  


Applications for deferred entry (one cohort maximum) are accepted provided you meet all entry requirements at the point of entry. If you wish to defer your offer for more than one cohort, you must submit a new application.


If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.