Continuing Professional Development for Pharmacy Technicians at University of Huddersfield - UCAS

Course summary

This course has been designed to help pharmacy technicians, involved in the delivery and development of new and extended roles, with their continuing professional development (CPD).

  • Our experience of delivering CPD to pharmacy technicians demonstrates that career progression is facilitated by completion of our university courses.
  • This course could be ideal for anyone wanting to expand their role, gain the tools for promotion and enhance their career.
  • There is no qualification awarded for this course but those who successfully complete the course will receive a letter confirming their completion.


The course consists of three 20 credit modules at ‘F’ level (60 credits in total) and is delivered in an integrated way to provide skills related to professional development, medicines management and medication safety or accuracy checking for pharmacy (ACT). Year 1 Core modules: Professional Development Option modules: Choose one module from Pool 1 and one module from Pool 2- Pool 1 Medicines Management Applied Therapeutics for Pharmacy Technicians Pool 2 Medication Safety Accredited Accuracy Checking for Pharmacy

Assessment method

You’ll be taught by pharmacy and academic staff, with a broad range of experience, who will use lectures, tutorials and practical exercises to ensure you have the opportunity to remain engaged. Assessment will include coursework completed throughout the year and module assignments, as well as a mini-project, which is presented at a showcase conference at the end of the course. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course. On average 30.8%* of the study time on this course is spent with your tutors (either face to face or online) in lectures, seminars, laboratory sessions etc. *based on 2023/2024 timetables Huddersfield is the UK’s only university where 100% of the permanent teaching staff are fellows of the Higher Education Academy. Further information The teaching year normally starts in September with breaks at Christmas and Easter, finishing around May/June. Timetables are normally available one month before registration. Your course is made up of modules and each module is worth a number of credits, (20 credits per module).

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You must be a Registered Pharmacy Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) ( and be able to use the internet, email and have basic competence in 'Office' programmes such as Word and PowerPoint. You must also have access to the internet.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our International Entry Requirements pages.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £995* Module
Northern Ireland £995* Module
Scotland £995* Module
Wales £995* Module
Channel Islands £995* Module
Republic of Ireland £995* Module

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Most students are eligible for full NHS funding if employed by the NHS in Yorkshire and Humber. The information provided below is for those applying to study at the University of Huddersfield in the academic year 2024/25. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X). This webpage will be updated with 2025/26 tuition fees as information becomes available. The part-time tuition fee for UK students at the University of Huddersfield is £995 per 20 credit module. See Fees and finance for exceptions - Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance. Please note that tuition fees for subsequent years of study may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X). Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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Continuing Professional Development for Pharmacy Technicians at University of Huddersfield - UCAS