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Our COVID-19 Response

Read our latest response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak and view our short courses designed to provide additional support to pharmacy teams.

  • Breaking news
    Ofsted Monitoring Visit
    As part of delivering apprenticeship funded programmes, training providers
    are subject to Ofsted inspection as schools and colleges are. In March 2021,
    Buttercups received an Ofsted monitoring visit.
  • Buttercups Training
    COVID-19 Business Update
    Please note, due to the current situation we are experiencing a higher than
    usual volume of calls. If your call is urgent please hold. Remember you can
    also contact us by using our online web forms on our websites.
  • Buttercups courses
    Mock Exam and
    Review 2021
    Preparing for the GPhC assessment in 2021?
    This course allows you an exclusive 28-day access pass to the
    Buttercups Mock (Paper 1 and Paper 2) and our answer review videos.
  • Buttercups Training
    Buttercups is still working at full teaching capacity and continues to support learners. We are accepting enrolments now,
    including our latest pre-registration pharmacy technician programmes to meet the new GPhC standards for the initial
    education and training of pharmacy technicians.
    *Apprenticeship funding is available for employers in England.
  • Buttercups Training
    Pandemic Training for Additional
    Staff to Support Pharmacy Services
  • Buttercups Training
    COVID-19 Business Update
  • Welcome to Buttercups Training
    Pharmacy Career
    Starts Here
  • Buttercups courses
    Hospital Pharmacy
    Training courses
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    Mental Wellbeing
  • Training with Buttercups
    Buttercups Training is on the Register
    of Apprenticeship Training Providers
    Get in touch today to discuss how apprenticeships can benefit your organisation, and make your training budget go further.
  • Training with Buttercups
    Pharmacy Support Staff
    Training Courses
    Providing learners with skills and knowledge regarding a variety of pharmacy
    and medicines services to patients, the public and other professional healthcare teams.
  • Buttercups courses
    Complete Package
    Healthy Living Pharmacy

The specialist in pharmacy training

Buttercups Training is a leading national training provider, with a track record of providing high quality programmes with high achievement rates. We deliver training programmes to pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and support staff working in hospitals, the community, dispensing doctors’ practices and the Armed Forces.

We have extensive experience of delivering Pharmacy Services training to support staff. Our training is developed to the highest of standards in order to meet the needs of the profession.

Buttercups is able to access apprenticeship funding for the level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant (PSA) apprenticeship standard for dispensing assistants, and the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Pharmacy Services for pre-registration pharmacy technicians.  Apprenticeship funding can be used to utilise the apprenticeship levy and make training budgets go further

Guidance on Apprenticeships

Buttercups prides itself on the support we can give our learners.  Our support network includes:

  • Special education needs provision
  • Learner liaison coordinators
  • Learner support and welfare teams
  • Additional learning support coordinator
  • Specialist tutors (maths, English, science)
  • Initial Advice and Guidance (IAG)
  • Progress monitoring with PASS
  • Out of hours helpline
  • Learner and WTS handbooks
  • Stay Safe website

Looking for a first job, a change of career, or to develop new knowledge and skills?  Buttercups has a range of resources available to help you develop in your career.  Whether you’ve never worked in pharmacy before, or are a pharmacist looking to develop clinical skills, Buttercups can help.

At Buttercups, we strive to give employers the same level of support that we give to learners.  Our employer information page empowers employers to develop their workforce to best meet their organisational needs.

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Explore Our Courses

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Foundation Pharmacist Training Programme 2021-22

The Buttercups Foundation Pharmacist Training Programme is a comprehensive series of study days, e-learning and webinars, which will prepare trainees for the new style registration assessment and life as a newly registered pharmacist.

Pharmacy Technician (Integrated) Apprenticeship

This is the only programme currently on the market which meets the new Pharmacy Technician (Integrated) apprenticeship standard.

Pharmacy Technician Training Programme

This is the first programme on the market which meets the new GPhC Initial Education and Training Standards for Pharmacy Technicians.

Dispensary Stock Management Course

The Dispensary Stock Management Course covers customer service, teamwork, health & safety and management of pharmaceutical stock.

Healthcare Assistant Course

The Healthcare Assistant Course has been designed for colleagues whose role requires them to undertake a number of activities within the pharmacy.

Dispensing Assistant Course

The Dispensing Assistant Course (Level 2 Equivalent) is intended for staff working either part or full time in a dispensary requiring training in basic procedures and legal issues.
The Blended Approach

Learning with Buttercups

Innovative and Interactive Learning

The b-Hive allows us to deliver highly accessible courses, packed full of interactive quizzes, games and videos using the latest web technologies creating a more engaging learning experience

All year round course enrolment

Enrolment times to suit your schedule.  Buttercups accepts enrolments year round, and can accommodate cohorts and individual enrolments alike. 

Employer Analytics

Our learners’ progress is individually monitored and supported for the duration of the course and even beyond completion when our information, advice and guidance service remains available.

World Class Support

Our year-round, out-of-hours helpline allows our learners to speak with a tutor or assessor when they need, and named tutors and assessors are allocated on enrolment.  Personal one-to-one tuition available.

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Our staff are committed, respectful and loyal. We care deeply about our colleagues’ welfare and well-being, and that of our learners, as well as those who look after and develop them.

Professionalism, fairness and integrity is important to us. We respect the rule of law. We believe that policies procedures are there to be followed, that confidentiality and protection of our own brand and data and that of our clients is a responsibility that we take seriously.

We are innovative and forward thinking. We seek to understand and predict influences that may affect the world of pharmacy and education, so that we can improve. We invest in our future and do not sacrifice it for short-term gain

We are accountable and take responsibility for our decisions and actions. We are trusted to get things right and when we do not, we will say so and work together with energy and positivity to put things right.

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