Applicants with non-UK pharmacy technician qualifications

If you have trained or been registered as a pharmacy technician in a country outside of the United Kingdom (UK), you must complete additional qualifications in the UK before you can apply to join the GPhC register.

You will also need to complete work experience.

If you want to register as a pharmacy technician in Great Britain, you must:

  • achieve the integrated, or linked, knowledge and competence qualification(s);
  • complete a minimum of two years’ work-based experience in the UK or meet alternative work-experience requirements;
  • apply for registration as a pharmacy technician within five calendar years of starting on a recognised course; OR within two years of completing the last recognised course, whichever is sooner. 

In special circumstances, we will consider later applications if there are legitimate and documented reasons.

 

Further information

Criteria for registration as a pharmacy technician in Great Britain [PDF 747KB]