Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician (PTPT) Funding

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Training Hub (CPTH) has been successful in securing funding, from Health Education England (HEE) to support the employment of PTPTs in the C&P area since 2020 and are supporting practices and system partners to take on these roles as individual organisations and through cross-sector partnerships.

Some of our existing partnerships include hospital, primary care and community and we are currently supporting 17 PTPTs (of which 15 are apprentices) across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and as a result we have garnered a wealth of knowledge in supporting cross sector, rotational apprenticeships and those staff on the training program.


What do you need to know?

The Integrated Pharmacy Technician Apprenticeship is a 2-year training programme combining the qualification with the work experience from which the individual will be able to register as a pharmacy technician with the GPhC on completion of training

Please see the PTPT training Presentation document below for more details on:

  • The funding and costs
  • Recruitment and eligibility
  • Partnerships and placements
  • Education Provision
  • Supervision requirements
  • Support


 CPTH can support Employers with:

  • Creation of partnerships across the sector
  • Providing relevant templates such as partnership MOUs, Job Descriptions’, Training Plans
  • Being involved in the recruitment, shortlisting and interviewing of potential apprentices
  • Being a link with the training provider to support the co-ordinated enrolment and ongoing training of the apprentices
  • Sourcing ‘Levy transfer’ from system partners


What funding is available and how can it be used?

To support the urgent need to increase the pharmacy technician workforce, HEE is offering a financial contribution to support sites in developing a PTPT programme, that meets the HEE quality framework. The offer is a contribution of:

Year 1 – £9,500

Year 2 – £9,500

The funding can be used flexibly and is intended to contribute to the cost of developing and running a two-year programme. The contribution may be used towards the cost of salary, infrastructure costs such as practice supervision and/or educational supervision or any other costs associated with the PTPT successfully completing this training programme/apprenticeship.

If you are interested in recruiting or upskilling staff into the role of Pharmacy Technician and would like to be considered for a funded place, please contact us at

For more information please contact Nicola Arbon

CPTH are able to support funded PTPT training places through various funding streams so make sure you get involved as future funding is not guaranteed and we have limited places.

Further information

Placement Guidance