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Advanced Training for Pharmacy Technicians

Advanced or specialist practice is developed by individuals after consolidating foundation practice.

Clinical Pharmacy Technicians

Local development in Yorkshire and the Humber over recent years alongside government reports such as Carter and NHS England 5 Year Forward View have highlighted the importance of the Clinical Pharmacy Technician role. Appropriate post-registration Pharmacy Technician education and development is enabling the skill mix to support the infrastructure changes required to enhance the role of clinical pharmacy services across all pharmacy sectors.



BTEC Level 4 Professional Diploma Clinical Services  This programme has been designed to meet the specific needs for further development of pharmacy clinical professionals. It is the only BTEC programme offering an academically recognised award in pharmacy clinical services within the UK.

CPPE Focusing on clinical pharmacy and therapeutics These clinical pharmacy and therapeutics pathway will help you to identify clinical programmes that are suitable for your learning needs.


Yorkshire and the Humber Leadership Academy have been developing leaders and organisations across the multi professional workforce since 2007.  They provide a range of offers to create excellent leadership and excellent organisations, transforming systems together. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society and APTUK have a Leadership Cluster within the Advanced Practice Framework available to support individuals in developing their practice.

CPPE provide a range of leadership resources for pharmacy technicians and pharmacists.

The next Yorkshire and Humber Leadership School will run in Leeds in March 2017.
A Yorkshire and Humber pilot of the Leadership Learning Communities has just concluded and the next programme will run in September 2017-March 2018

Advanced Pharmacy Framework

Advanced or specialist practice is developed by individuals after consolidating foundation practice and a number of different pathways exist, dependent on specific job role. For pharmacy professionals, The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) in collaboration with CoDEG and including representation from APTUK have a developed an Advanced Pharmacy Framework (APF)

The APF identifies six key areas (also known as clusters) that are important for development in and demonstration of advanced stages of practice, independent of sector.

The six clusters are:
  1. Expert Professional Practice (EPP)
  2. Collaborative Working Relationships (CWR)
  3. Leadership (L)
  4. Management (M)
  5. Education, Training and Development (ET&D)
  6. Research and Evaluation (R&E)

Advanced practice programmes may be available as commissioned programmes.


Further Information

We are working on a number of initiatives to progress the development of Pharmacy Technicians. More information will be posted here. 

If you have any queries please email the team at: medicinesoptimisation.yh@hee.nhs.uk

Funding and Course Finder

For information on available course and funding please visit the links below:
HEE Funding Guide
HEE CPD Course Finder

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