The CPPE Accuracy checking pharmacy technician (ACPT) programme aims to support pharmacy technicians to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to provide the final accuracy check of dispensed medicines that have been clinically screened or approved by a pharmacist, and assembled and labelled by another team member.
Please note: : All pharmacy technicians working in NHS hospitals outside of Health Education England's London and South East footprint, or those working for a larger multiple that has an in-house programme, should continue to use their current providers
To begin your application, access the application form here.
The CPPE Accuracy checking pharmacy technician (ACPT) programme is a 3-12 month training and development programme available to pharmacy technicians working in community pharmacy or secure environment pharmacy in England or NHS hospital pharmacy in London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex. The course is designed to support you in meeting a range of competencies during your training in order to deliver safe and effective patient care. It includes tasks that will develop your leadership skills to support the team and drive performance.
Our programme offers a blended approach to learning that includes resources for self-directed study, e-learning and practice-based activities. It is flexible so that it meets the needs of stakeholders in community pharmacy and secondary care. Following comprehensive assessment, you will be able to use this learning to support optimisation of skills in the dispensary.
You can find out more about the programme in the detailed programme handbook.
Please note: All pharmacy technicians working in NHS hospitals and secure environments outside of Health Education England's London and South East footprint, or those working for a larger multiple that has an in-house programme, should continue to use their current providers.
To apply for the ACPT programme you will need to complete the following steps in order:
Applications can be made here.
CPPE has designed an efficient way to record the key activities and assessments you undertake as you progress with the Accuracy checking pharmacy technician programme. This will help you to track your progress with milestones, learning and assessments throughout the programme.
The CPPE ACPT team will be able to see your progress with your learning, assessments and ePortfolio evidence and will provide feedback to you in activity series 3.
This pathway progress tracker is only for pharmacy technicians who have applied and been accepted by CPPE onto the ACPT programme.