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Foundation Training for Pharmacy Technicians

A Foundation Programme is the bridge between initial training and specialist training. Foundation training programmes consist of time spent in practice according to the individual's job description and responsibilities. You will learn new skills, develop your career, start to look at future roles and education and training opportunities.

Early Career and Foundation Training

This may involve further academic training and/or accreditations which are outcome based i.e. not just the acquisition of competencies, but a demonstration that they can be applied in real situations. The programmes usually employ a range of assessment methods within a regular appraisal process to support and measure progress, for example through the use of a portfolio.


For pharmacy technicians in Yorkshire and the Humber, this may be a one to two year programme of structured training incorporating the Association of Pharmacy Technicians Foundation Pharmacy Framework, often underpinned by post-registration programmes.

Locally, a commissioned programme, HE CPD Certificate for Pharmacy Technicians is available from the University of Huddersfield and comprises:
•    Professional Development
•    Accuracy Checking Medicines/Medication Safety
•    Medicines Management

Supporting your Development with Work Based Learning Programmes

•    We provide a comprehensive medicines optimisation training programme supported by module workbooks and e-learning modules.
•    Our Accuracy Checking Medicines Frameworks (ACT and PIPC) are suitable for all staff and mapped to national standards. 
•    Are you interested in becoming a Mentor in your workplace? See our Mentor Training Programme for more information. 

Developing Clinical Pharmacy Technicians

Clinical Pharmacy Technicians are an important part of the multi-professional team in all sectors. Training is available in our Medicines Optimisation Training Programme and an Advanced Practice Programme of learning is also available.
You may be interested in Pharmacy Clinical Services Professional Diploma Level 4  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.


Further Information

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


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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