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Community Practitioner - Nurse Prescribing, Short Course

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 42 days
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Are you a nurse with a specialist community practitioner qualification? Successfully completing this course will qualify you to prescribe from the Nurse Prescribers' Formulary for Community Practitioners, and to be registered accordingly with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Our Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing course is delivered alongside the Specialist Community Public Health Nurse course for health visitor and school nurse students, plus those students on a district nursing pathway. This integrated approach enables you to gain a great deal of knowledge and information from the wider arena supplied by students studying in practice across the counties.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:

    This courses starts monthly on different locations.

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 42 days
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    15 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • There are 4 full days of face-to-face teaching, covering the 3 domains of the single-competency framework for all prescribers (as identified by the National Prescribing Centre). You will need the agreed support, in advance, of a practising supervisor who is also a registered prescriber for this formulary. 
  • Although attendance to the 4 days is essential, we also have a contemporary Virtual Learning Environment and face to face workshop’s to augment the learning. This gives a wider experience on working through case scenarios and clinical decision making, moving into Minor Illnesses.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

To access this course, you will:

  • be a nurse with a specialist community practitioner qualification
  • have agreed, in advance, a practising supervisor (who is also a registered prescriber for this formulary) to observe and assess you in practice.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1156 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1156 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 42 days.
  • EU/EEA

    1156 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1156 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 42 days.
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15 Credits (Level 7): £675

Living costs

  • Cambridge, United Kingdom

    846 - 1470 GBP/month
    Living Costs
  • Chelmsford, United Kingdom

    660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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  • If you are a member of staff at NHS Hospital and Primary Care Trusts in Essex, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, we have an annual Education Contract with the East of England Strategic Health Authority where places on educational courses are supported

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