We are pleased to offer two fully funded, free to access Supervisor training programmes for those supervising the community pharmacy workforce. These programmes will ensure those involved in educational supervision, are confident to provide support and developmental aid to the pharmacy workforce within community pharmacy.
Both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can apply for the educational supervisor training.
Designated Prescribing Practitioners (DPP) supporting supervision of learners from a community pharmacy setting
There are two programmes
Programme 1: Training for Educational Supervisors including Designated Supervisors. Both pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can apply for the educational supervisor training.
Programme 2: Training for Designated Prescribing Practitioners (DPP) supporting supervision of learners from a community pharmacy setting (i.e. community pharmacists completing independent prescribing training, where this training may be taking place in other healthcare settings)
Pharmacist and pharmacy technician roles are evolving rapidly in response to changes in healthcare and growing demand for clinical services in community pharmacy. Learner supervision is needed across the pharmacy professions to underpin the transformation and up-skilling of the growing pharmacy workforce.
This training will ensure those involved in education supervision, including Designated Supervisors and Designated Prescribing Practitioners, are confident to provide support and developmental aid to the pharmacy workforce within community pharmacy.
No. These programmes are fully funded by NHS England.
The modules in the Educational Supervisor Programme Cover the following topics:
The modules in the Designated Prescribing Practitioners Cover the following topics
Our blended approach supports flexible delivery. The programmes have been designed to fit flexibly around busy work schedules of healthcare professionals, with online modules split into bite-size lessons that last 20-30 minutes. For two of the modules learners can choose to learn online, in person, or a combination of both.
Assessments will include a choice of reflective account, multisource feedback and peer observation of supervision skills
Yes, a certificate will be awarded on successful completion of the programme
The new programmes will launch in September 2023. You are advised to register your interest to receive more information when the programmes launch.