In response to news of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), registrar’s decision to recognise the new national qualification, the Level 3 Diploma: Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians, Liz Fidler, President of APTUK, said:
"APTUK are delighted with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), registrar’s decision to recognise the new national qualification, the Level 3 Diploma: Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians. Recognition follows the submission by several Awarding Organisations who have co-produced the qualification.
The recognition of a national qualification that reflects the October 2017, GPhC Initial Education and Training (IET) standards provides core education for a day 1 pharmacy technician registrant.
The Qualification reduces the duplicity of the traditional two qualification route to registration and is reflective of current and future roles for pharmacy technicians in a modern NHS.
APTUK look forward to hearing implementation plans that will support growing the pharmacy technician workforce with the right skills to effectively contribute to patient care."
FAQs regarding the new qualification can be found here.