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    Pharmacy Career
    Starts Here
  • Buttercups Training
    Enables learners, with relevant work experience, to apply for registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
    This programme will equip learners with the clinical knowledge, confidence, practical and professional skills to practise
    as pharmacy technicians.
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    Foundation Practice Programme for
    Registered Pharmacy Technicians
    Enrolments are now being taken for the new Foundation Practice Programme for qualified pharmacy technicians. Update your knowledge and skills
    in person-centred care, team working, communication and professionalism. Develop skills for the provision of excellent pharmacy services.
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    Get in touch today to discuss how apprenticeships can benefit your organisation, and make your training budget go further.
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    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.
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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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Foundation Pharmacist Training Programme 2022-23

The Buttercups Foundation Pharmacist Training Programme is a comprehensive series of study days, e-learning and webinars, which will prepare trainees for the 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.

Support Staff Course for Pharmacy Healthcare Assistants

This course is for those working in a pharmacy in a patient-facing role, both on the medicines counter and in the dispensary.

Support Staff Course for Pharmacy Stock Management

This course is for those working in a dispensary in a stock management role.

Support Staff Course for Dispensing Assistants

This course is for those requiring dispensing assistant training working in a dispensary in a patient-facing role.
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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