The Community pharmacy technician: advancing your role programme is open to community pharmacy technicians.
This is a fully funded course that helps community pharmacy technicians develop the skills and confidence to deliver effective clinical services in community pharmacy.
Watch the following video where Liz Fidler, Senior Professional Advisor Pharmacy Technician Practice, outlines the reasons why this programme is needed for the profession.
If you still have questions after checking the programme information below, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions document. For any queries not covered by the FAQ, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This programme aims to develop the knowledge, clinical skills and behaviours of pharmacy technicians working in community pharmacy to increase patient access to clinical services by widening the skill mix in community pharmacy teams.
The programme is made up of the following main components:
Once you have identified your own personal learning needs by completing the self-assessment framework, the different topic areas in this programme will support you to:
Pharmacy technicians who currently work in community pharmacy and are looking to gain the skills to develop their roles in practice.
This programme launches on the 28th September.
You will need to apply via the application process and confirm that you:
You need to attend both the CAS and peer reflection workshops to enrol on this pilot cohort of the Community pharmacy technician: advancing your role programme. You will choose the dates that work best for you.
More dates will be released in due course for further cohorts of this programme.
Dates and locations for the full-day Clinical assessment skills workshop this autumn are as follows:
The Clinical assessment skills workshops will run from 10.00am to 4.30pm.
Dates for the evening online peer reflection workshop are planned for:
The evening peer reflection workshop will run from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.
Optional online monthly peer support sessions will run for the duration of the programme. The planned dates for these sessions are:
The monthly peer support session will be 12.30pm-1.30pm.
Alongside your learning needs analysis discussion, your CPPE education supervisor will confirm all the course requirements, including help to book onto workshops and how to navigate the training platform, in your initial meeting with them.
Once you have enrolled on the e-course, you will be assigned a CPPE education supervisor, who will contact you to arrange an online meeting of 40 minutes to discuss your learning needs.
You will have access to a tracker linked to your CPPE profile so you can see your progress through the course and update your progression as you go. You can enable the CPPE viewer to allow your employer to see your progress on the programme.