18th April 2018

Image: Qualification for Pharmacy Technicians.Qualification for Pharmacy Technicians

In October 2017, The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) published revised Initial Education and Training Standards for Pharmacy Technicians (IET). These Standards will ensure that pharmacy technicians have the right knowledge and skills for current and future workforce requirements at point of registration with the GPhC. Health Education England (HEE) has commissioned Skills for Health to facilitate the collaborative development of a new qualification to meet the IET Standards for pharmacy technicians. Skills for Health is working with Awarding Organisations and subject matter experts to develop the qualification which will be made available in England and Wales by Awarding Organisations in 2019.

A short period of online consultation on the qualification units is planned for June 2018. If you would like to be added to the mailing list so we can let you know when the consultation is open, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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