Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician (PTPT) employers and system leads 

Following the recent webinar outlining Health Education England’s (HEE) process to support expansion of Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician (PTPT) training capacity, please see below further information outlining the process for Expressions of Interest (EOI).  

HEE will be seeking expressions of interest from employing organisations between 23 August 2021 – 26 September 2021. The guidance documents below outline the minimum requirements employers must meet to be eligible to receive funding, as well as detailing the EOI process in full. 

PT Workforce Expansion – Employers Guidance
PT Apprenticeship Webinar 23.08.2021
Appendix 1 Community Pharmacy Single Sector Application Template
Appendix 2 Cross sector Partnerships Application Template
Appendix 3 System-wide Application Template


£46,099 will be available per PTPT over the 2-year apprenticeship training period. This funding is intended to contribute to the cost of developing and running a two-year programme and may be used to contribute towards the cost of salary, educational supervision or establishing educational infrastructure. 

Funding will be available to support the training of PTPTs through various models: 

* CROSS SECTOR bids (e.g. 2-4 organisations forming a single partnership where the trainee/s will rotate)

* SYSTEM-WIDE bids (e.g. multiple different employer partnerships submitted by a single system lead)

* COMMUNITY PHARMACY bids (e.g. individual community pharmacy employers)

Application Process 

The application window is 23 August 2021 – 26 September 2021. Application is through an EOI submitted via an online application form. Only applications submitted via the online form will be considered. 

An application template has been provided in the guidance above and it is advised this is completed (with partners for cross-sectors bids) and saved so information can be copied and pasted into the online form. This copy can then be referred to if the evaluation panel seeks clarification during evaluation of bids.  

Applications must be received via the online form by 26 September 2021. Successful applicants will be informed by 08 October.  

If you have any questions or require further support, please contact the HEE National Pharmacy team at stating ‘PTPT Cross-sector Training’ in the email subject header

Dorset LPC would like to encourage contractors to bid for this money. Please get in touch with us on if you have any questions.