Signposting to Education & Training Programmes to Support
Foundation, Advanced and Extended Roles for Pharmacy Technicians


This document has been developed by the NHS Pharmacy Education and Development Committee (PEDC) and the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APTUK) as a resource to help support career development and progression for pharmacy technicians within the NHS. The aim of the development was to scope post qualification courses and bring these together in one document.

It is important to note that information relating to all the training programmes within this document are for signposting purposes only. Inclusion within the document does not carry an endorsement or any form of Quality Assurance by NHS PEDC or APTUK. 

Target Audience

Post-registration Pharmacy Technicians


  • To provide examples of opportunities available to registered pharmacy technicians
  • To signpost to development resources
  • To illustrate how specific pharmacy education and training programmes link to roles and pharmacy services
  • To provide information to MPC: Work stream II