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We are pleased to announce that expressions of interest for approval of course/programme provision to the APTUK/PCPA National Competency Framework for Primary Care Pharmacy Technicians by this first assessment panel are open and should be made by email to approval@aptuk.org by Friday 23rd July 2021.

To ensure a standardised and consistent approach to the reviewing of applications and the mapping of training and assessment programmes to APTUK Frameworks by the delegated approval panels.

 

APTUK has been working to develop a process by which education and training providers can submit their relevant training provision for mapping and approval against national framework standards. Programmes that meet the relevant standards will be credentialed and permitted to use an APTUK approval logo (and any other professional bodies involved in the approval process) to demonstrate that the programme meets the requirements of the relevant national standard.  A robust credentialing process would ensure a standardised and consistent approach to the reviewing of applications and the mapping of training and assessment courses/programmes to national framework by the delegated approval panels.

There are currently 2 national frameworks to which this process applies (click on the title below to access the framework documents):

APTUK has worked to develop and implement a process as priority for the APTUK/PCPA National Competency Framework for Primary Care Pharmacy Technicians in order to meet the demand to have this process in place to facilitate and drive future changes to the delivery of education and training for the primary care pharmacy technician workforce.

The first approval panel for the credentialing of primary care pharmacy technician education and training programmes will be assembled on 15th September 2021*

 

We are pleased to announce that expressions of interest for approval of course/programme provision to the APTUK/PCPA National Competency Framework for Primary Care Pharmacy Technicians by this first assessment panel are open and should be made by email to approval@aptuk.org by Friday 23rd July 2021.

Please note: A fee of £1,500 is payable for applications that proceed to panel assessment. This fee covers the administrative and approval panel costs related to the process

Providers will be contacted with the relevant application forms and approval process map which outlines the timescales and the process. Providers will be required to submit their full application with supporting documentation at least 4 weeks prior to the panel approval date. Approval panels for APTUK/PCPA National Competency Framework for Primary Care Pharmacy Technicians are scheduled for the following dates*:

15h September 2021

13th December 2021

15th March 2022

9th June 2022

(*Dates subject to change due to approval panel member availability)

It is anticipated that applications for approval panels from 13th December onwards will be made via the APTUK website using an application portal.

Dates for approval panels for APTUK National Education Framework for the Final Accuracy Checking of Dispensed Medicines and Products will also be confirmed in the coming months.

Please feel free to contact Mary Carter (APTUK - PCPT Lead) at approval@aptuk.org if you have any questions

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