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New Level 4 Enhanced Practice Programme for Pharmacy Technicians

We are delighted to announce the upcoming launch of Buttercups Training’s Level 4 Enhanced Practice Programme for Pharmacy Technicians. This programme has been designed for practising pharmacy technicians who wish to develop knowledge and skills for enhanced practice roles.

The programme is delivered as a ‘pick and mix’ unit format across the full programme and several role specific pathways.

Delivery and Duration

A blended learning model of teaching will be used to include online learning, independent research, individual and group tutorials, presentations from subject matter experts and peers and residentials (depending on which units are selected). The delivery model will utilise peers/networks and communities of practices aiming to reduce professional isolation and provide learning through professional socialisation, as well as independent study.

The full programme will be delivered over two years with an expected study time of 8 - 10 hours per week.

There will be two annual intakes in September and March

Programme Content

The Level 4 Programme covers 11 units, some of which are mandatory and others optional depending on the selected pathway.


Unit 1 – Communication Skills in a Healthcare Setting
Unit 2 – Critical Thinking and Professional Judgements when Making Decisions on a Healthcare Setting
Unit 3 – Clinical Skills Development for Chronic Conditions
Unit 4 – Clinical Skills Development for Antimicrobial Stewardship
Unit 5 – Clinical Skills Development for Elderly Care
Unit 6 – Consultation Skills in a Healthcare Setting
Unit 7 – Screening and Testing Patients in a Healthcare Setting
Unit 8 – Vaccination Services and First Aid in a Healthcare Setting
Unit 9 – Research and Project Management Skills in a Healthcare Setting
Unit 10 – Pharmacy Aseptic Services
Unit 11 – Pharmacy Procurement


Learners can either enrol onto the full programme or select the pathway which is relevant to their enhanced role.

  • Full Enhanced Practice Programme
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship Pathway
  • Vaccination and First Aid Pathway
  • Supporting Provision of Health Services Pathway
  • Research and Leadership Pathway
  • Pharmacy Aseptic Services Pathway
  • Pharmacy Procurement Pathway
Level 4 Enhanced Practice Programme Course Table

1 Three optional units to be selected
2 One optional unit to be selected
* Excludes accommodation costs
** Priority will be given for enrolment on to the complete programme. Please contact Buttercups for information regarding pathway options and availability
Mandatory Optional

If you have any questions, queries or wish to register your interest in the Level 4 Enhanced Practice Programme ahead of the first intake in September 2022, please complete an online enquiry form via this link: Register your interest

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