How can training against the curriculum be delivered?

The curriculum has been designed to offer significant flexibility in how learning and training is delivered. Examples include, but are not limited to:

Commissioned training programmes 

  • The statutory education bodies may commission training  providers to deliver education and training against the RPS curriculum outcomes. This could be at a national, regional or local level.

Employer led training programmes

  • Some employers may choose to develop their own training programme which meets the RPS curriculum outcomes. The employer would need to commission an HEI to deliver the independent prescribing element and may involve training providers in delivering other areas of the curriculum and / or deliver this training in-house.

Training provider training programmes

  • Training providers develop and deliver a full training programme that meets the RPS curriculum outcomes. The training provider would market their own training programme.

Individual led approach

  • If an individual does not have access to a formal post-registration foundation training programme, they could use the curriculum to create their own development pathway. This would involve undertaking a standalone independent prescribing course and planning how to undertake learning and development to be able to achieve the non-independent prescribing outcomes e.g. through experiential learning and/or formal training. 

The two overarching models for education and training provision relating to the prescribing and non-prescribing elements outcomes are:

Training programme models