Post-registration education and training for pharmacy technicians in community pharmacy

Community pharmacy technician: advancing your role

NHS England are pleased to announce a new, fully funded, training programme that will help pharmacy technicians develop the skills and confidence to deliver effective clinical services in community pharmacy. This is to ensure that they have the right post-registration training to enable confident, safe working practices and career development. 

Launching in September, up to 840 pharmacy technicians will be able to apply for the training.

Sign up now for Community pharmacy technician: advancing your role, which will be delivered by CPPE.

 About the programme: Community pharmacy technician: advancing your role will be delivered by the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) and is for eligible pharmacy technicians working in community pharmacy across all regions in England.

Duration and delivery mode: This is a 4-month self-directed e-course consisting of six modules, with approximately 4-6 hours of learning per week. The training programme is delivered online and also includes one face to face workshop on clinical assessment skills, facilitated by CPPE.

The programme launches on 28 September and registration is open now.

Who can apply: You will need to follow the CPPE application process and confirm that you:

  • are a registered community pharmacy technician
  • have access to a pharmacist or other health care professional in practice who is able to observe and sign off your clinical assessment skills practice
  • will provide the postcode of your place of work
  • will agree to attend one of the mandatory clinical assessment skills face-to-face workshops and one online peer reflection workshop to guarantee your place and gain access to the e-course.

To register and find out more about the programme visit the CPPE website.

To find out more about the Pharmacy Integration Programme, visit the Health Education England website.