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About the Course

The UEA Final Accuracy Checking Pharmacy Technician (ACPT) Scheme has been designed to provide pharmacy technicians with the skills and knowledge to undertake the final accuracy check of dispensed items that have been clinically screened by a pharmacist.

The Scheme has been developed to meet the standards of Nationally Agreed Framework for Final Accuracy Checking of Dispensed Items, and is therefore a nationally recognised accreditation which is transferable between workplaces in all regions of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The course is delivered using a blended learning delivery method, consisting of e-learning, face-to-face teaching and the collection of workplace evidence.

To complete the course, candidates are required to:

  • Complete e-learning packages
  • Attend a regional study day
  • Build a portfolio of evidence, including a log of 1000 correctly checked items
  • Undertake a final checking practical assessment under controlled conditions
  • Complete an external review

Entry Criteria

The normal minimum entry requirements are:

  • Registration as a Pharmacy Technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council.
  • A minimum of one year post qualification experience which should include at least six months dispensing experience and three months of employment within the Pharmacy Department.  This can vary at the discretion of the Senior Pharmacy Manager.
  • Ability to demonstrate dispensing accuracy via the completion of a log of 200 correctly dispensed items with no errors, or by submitting a Dispensing Accuracy Scheme certificate issued within the two preceding years, along with the last 200 items that must have no errors.


Prior to attending the study day, all candidates should:

  • Have been assigned a suitably qualified Educational Supervisor* 
  • Be familiar with local dispensing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

*Educational Supervisors must be on the UEA approved list.  All new Educational Supervisors are required to complete the Educational Supervisor Training Package.  

Study Days

  • Wednesday 5th February 2020 – Cambridge Professional Development Centre, Cambridge
  • Wednesday 20th May 2020 - Cambridge Professional Development Centre, Cambridge


Pharmacy Technicians wishing to register for the Scheme should do so via the link to the UEA Application Form below:

UEA Application Form - Currently Under development! Please contact so that we can save your details and course request, we can then advise when you are able to register.

Assessment dates

  • Wednesday 1st April 2020 – Cambridge Professional Development Centre
  • Wednesday 22nd July 2020 - Cambridge Professional Development Centre

In order to apply for an assessment, please complete Appendix 13 – Assessment Registration Form and upload to the e-portfolio on VQ Manager.

Contact Us

For further information, please email: Sharon Walker, Kate Cannon or Chloe Beale, Regional Specialist Education & Training Pharmacy Technicians