Who is this course for?
Preparing to train as an independent prescriber is open to pharmacists from all sectors of practice, including community pharmacists who are planning to commence their independent prescriber training with a Higher Education Institute (HEI). If you are a newly qualified pharmacist, see further information below under the ‘Who can apply?’ tab.
This is a fully funded course that helps pharmacists develop the skills and confidence to get ready and best prepare for independent prescriber training.
If you still have questions after checking the programme information below, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions document.
The aim of this e-course is to build the confidence and competence of pharmacists who are planning to apply and train as independent prescribers.
The course is made up of four main components:
The first cohort to launch on the 12th September will be an initial pilot cohort. Further cohorts will be released over the coming months.
You will need to pick one of the mandatory online workshops to attend at a date and time that works for you. Booking the online workshop will automatically enrol you on the e-course. Full details of the current pilot workshop dates are available in the Course format and dates tab below.
Once you have identified your own personal learning needs by completing the self-assessment framework, the different topic areas in this programme will support you to:
Pharmacists who are planning to apply and/or start their independent prescriber training can apply to take part.
Further information for newly qualified pharmacists
This course launches on the 12th of September. You will need to book onto one of the mandatory online workshops to guarantee your place and gain access to the e-course.
The two workshop dates available for this pilot cohort are as follows:
You need to attend one of these workshops to enrol on this pilot cohort of the Preparing to train as an independent prescriber programme. More dates will be released in due course for further cohorts of this programme.
Book your place on one of the workshops here and this will give you access to the e-course.
We are hoping to open up more places on the programme in mid-October, following the initial pilot workshops. Please revisit the website once the programme begins on 12th September 2023.