NHS priorities

Whether it’s to prepare for the next Quality Payments Scheme deadline, or to increase your confidence in helping people with a learning disability, this section provides topic-specific pages that link to current NHS priorities. This section will support you in keeping your knowledge and skills up to date in order to provide high-quality pharmacy services and be service-ready.

Clinical pharmacy

Our clinical portfolio is expanding on a frequent basis, helping you to advance your knowledge and skills and deliver medicines optimisation in practice for all sectors of pharmacy. From two new focal points a year to our small group learning for hospital pharmacists – Optimise – this section focuses on clinical pharmacy, diseases and therapeutics.

Public health

The public health agenda is embedded in pharmacy, yet topics such as emergency contraception or stop smoking support are as prevalent as ever. As well as our public health workshops, use this section to access a wide range of resources to assure and maintain your competence, all underpinned by the Declaration of Competence system.

Your skills - being a better trainer

As an educator or trainer, you should lead by example and encourage your team to do their best. We deliver workshops where you can hone your facilitation skills and network with other colleagues who are passionate about developing the profession. For those new to the role, our online programme Helping others learn introduces you to some principles, theories and strategies of teaching and learning.

We also offer a range of online learning programmes to support your personal development as well as a number of guides to support you with personal and professional development. Take a look at our guides on Delivering training, Feedback, Presenting well and Training needs analysis

If you are looking to develop your leadership skills, look through our portfolio of Leadership learning programmes offered as e-learning or face-to-face.

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.

Being influential - guide

  • Format: guide
  • Study time: 4h:0m
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Dealing with difficult behaviour - guide

  • Format: guide
  • Study time: 2h:0m
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Feedback - guide

  • Format: guide
  • Study time: 2h:0m
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Helping others learn - e-learning

  • Format: e-learning
  • Study time: 3h:0m
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Life skills - developing your potential - e-course

  • Format: e-course
  • Study time: 32h:0m
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Motivating - guide

  • Format: guide
  • Study time: 3h:0m
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Presenting well - guide

  • Format: guide
  • Study time: 6h:0m
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Training needs analysis - guide

  • Format: guide
  • Study time: 2h:0m
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Work life balance - guide

  • Format: guide
  • Study time: 4h:0m
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