Networking is the activity or activities which enable you to build up contacts to help you in both your personal and business life. Everybody “networks” in some form but it is often unstructured and the “networker” is often unaware of the potential benefits of doing it properly.’ CPPE Networking guide

Networks can provide support, learning, development and work opportunities. They can increase your influence.  Our guide to networking can help you to understand how to develop and maintain networks for mutual benefit. We have created an information sheet on practical aspects of networking, which you may find useful when engaging with local authorities, local professional networks, local practice forums and clinical commissioning groups.

Programme formats explained

distance learning

Self-study programmes available as PDFs


Online assessments


Online courses held over a number of weeks, supported by a CPPE tutor


Self-study online interactive learning, podcasts or e-lectures


Online workshops facilitated by a CPPE tutor

focal point

Programmes for community pharmacy teams


Self-study guides available as PDFs


Programmes for hospital and primary care pharmacy teams


Local workshops facilitated by a CPPE tutor or some you can deliver yourself

Learning levels explained

We recognise that people have different learning needs. Some of our programmes contain core learning while others deliver more complex learning that is only required to support certain roles. We have three categories of learning (1,2,3) and have allocated each programme to an appropriate category.

Core learning. Builds on limited knowledge. Some background reading may be required.

Application of knowledge. Assumes prior learning.

Supporting specialisms. We may not be the provider and will signpost you to other learning providers.

Learning programmes from other providers which complement your learning.