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. Look out for the next Life skills e-course, starting in October 2017.

If you are looking to develop your leadership skills to drive services in your workplace and improve outcomes for patients then book on to one of our Leadership schools which are running across the country throughout 2017.

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.