I've done the course. if you can, do it over 6/12. I did it over 3 at south bank uni. it was hard.- not the actual course work because I'd already covered some of it on my NP degree, but actually fitting everything in! had to keep a reflective diary, do 4 pieces of reflective work (1000 words), plus 60 hrs taught time with my mentor (brave man) 25 days taught, then at the end a two part exam, one part pharmacology, second around a case study, then to cap it all - the dreaded OSCE! whew. it was the sheer amount of work we were expected to cram into a very short space of time. And of course, we had to work as well!!!!! and because we were all pretty senior nurses, there is no locum cover, so when you back to work its all waiting for you...........
Having said that, I actually enjoyed the course, enjoyed meeting nurses from secondary care and other disciplines. worth doing? well today I wrote out 11 scripts, which the GP would otherwise have had to sign( and the time that wastes) so on balance, yes, worth doing. but be prepared to give up your life for 3 months!!!
feel free to pm me if you want to know more!