Practice Cert in Supplementary Prescribing (Diagnostic Radiographer, Dietician)

About the course

The course is for Diagnostic Radiographers and Dietitians who have a minimum of three years’ experience in their area of intended prescribing and who are registered with the HCPC. Evidence of an identified need for their prescribing role is required together with employer support for their role and the period of supervised practice. All students require an appropriately qualified medical Doctor willing to support and assess you in supervised practice. Current Disclosure and Barring Services clearance is also necessary.

Course content

The supplementary prescribing programme provides opportunities to develop and demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills in prescribing practice through reasoned thought, systematic enquiry, reflection and evaluation.

Topics include

  • Systematic approaches to assessment and diagnosis
  • Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics
  • Factors that influence prescribing practice and patients use of medication
  • Evidence based sources of information legal, professional and ethical issues associated with the role.


The following assessments are undertaken:

  • Practice Portfolio demonstrating achievement of required practice learning hours and professional competencies
  • Numeracy assessment
  • Examination
  • Prescribing assignment
  • OSCE

Teaching methods

We use a blended learning approach involving a mixture of taught and self-directed guided learning.



Start DateEnd DateLink
01/09/202228/02/2023Apply online (Part Time)
31/01/202311/07/2023Apply online (Part Time)
01/03/202331/08/2023Apply online (Part Time)
01/05/202331/10/2023Apply online (Part Time)


Start DateEnd DateLink
01/09/202329/02/2024Apply online (Part Time)
31/01/202411/07/2024Apply online (Part Time)
01/03/202431/08/2024Apply online (Part Time)
01/05/202431/10/2024Apply online (Part Time)

Course fees

Fees 2022

UK Students

Part time
  • £810 per 15 credits for the 2022/2023 academic year

EU Students

Part time
  • £1230 per 15 credits for the 2022/2023 academic year