Approved pharmacy technician courses

Current pharmacy technician training involves completing both a knowledge- and a competency-based qualification. This can be achieved either by undertaking GPhC-accredited courses or GPhC-recognised qualifications.

For more information on the GPhC's accreditation and recognition process, please see Approval process for education and training providers.

Recognised qualifications

The GPhC recognises the qualifications provided by the following awarding bodies:

City & Guilds

Current recognition period: ongoing

Pearsons/Edexcel

Current recognition period: ongoing

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

Current recognition period: ongoing

Accredited programme providers

The GPhC accredits the following programme providers to offer pharmacy technician training courses equivalent to the recognised Level 3 knowledge-based qualifications.

Buttercups

Current accreditation period: Sep 2014 - Sep 2017

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National Pharmacy Association (NPA)

Current accreditation period: Sep 2014 - Sep 2017

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