You will need to:
- hold a minimum of a second-class honours degree in the cognitive field of health or be able to demonstrate equivalent academic ability through experiential learning.
- be registered with a statutory health care and/or social care regulator with proof of current registration.
- have a minimum of two years post-qualification experience.
- be employed and have the support of your employer to undertake this qualification. If you’re a self-employed practitioner, assurances of support, appropriate learning opportunities, governance and safety measures will be discussed with the qualification lead.
- have evidence of identification of a designated GMC registered medical practitioner or ANP/ACP with evidence of a qualification at Level 7, to support learning in clinical practice. You’ll require a designated registered medical practitioner or practice assessor to undertake Non-medical independent and supplementary prescribing (K803)
You do not need to complete Non-medical independent and supplementary prescribing (K803) in order to complete this Postgraduate Diploma.
However, if you choose to study Non-medical independent and supplementary prescribing (K803) there are additional entry requirements for this module and you should look at the module description entry checks to decide if the module is suitable for you.
You will need to complete an application form. If you are a Pharmacist registered with the GPhC, or an Allied Health Professional registered with the HCPC, the application form and further guidance can obtained by contacting the faculty at WELS-NMP-Programme@open.ac.uk
How long it takes
It's expected that most students will complete the qualification in the minimum time of two years by studying 60 credits a year, but there is flexibility to take up to four years to complete.