Association of Pharmacy
Technicians UK (APTUK)
The Professional Leadership Body for Pharmacy Technicians
Voluntary registration for pharmacy technicians opened in 2005. There was a transitional arrangement in place so that those pharmacy technicians who have older qualifications could register. When registration became mandatory in July 2011, the transitional arrangements closed. From then only those pharmacy technicians who hold the current qualifications (NVQ level 3 Pharmacy Services/Pharmacy Service Skills plus an approved or accredited technical certificate) can register with the General Pharmaceutical Council. If you missed this six year window of opportunity to register you may have to do some additional training which may include completing the NVQ level 3 Diploma in Pharmacy Services Skills (QCF). Please contact the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) for further information and guidance.