General Level CPD

Build your CPD portfolio from a wide choice of high quality, postgraduate level courses and workshops covering primary and secondary care clinical pharmacy.

Programme features

  • Study at your own pace with minimal time away from work
  • Use real work projects to consolidate learning and help achieve your objectives
  • Excellent support and learner networks with a user-friendly virtual learning environment
  • Increased professional expertise and status with enhanced career prospects
  • Meet other pharmacists and health professionals and gain an invaluable support network
  • Support in meeting the GPhC requirements for recording CPD


  • Professional Skills Development (starts September 2016)
  • Gastrointestinal Therapeutics (starts September 2016)
  • Oncology (starts September 2016)
  • Endocrinology (starts September 2016)
  • Managing Long Term Conditions 2 (starts September 2016)
  • Independent Prescribing (starts September 2016)
  • Learning & Teaching (starts September 2016)
  • Using Evidence in Practice (starts November 2016)
  • Respiratory Therapeutics (starts November 2016)
  • Palliative Care (starts November 2016)
  • Infections (starts November 2016)
  • Managing Long Term Conditions 3 (starts November 2016)
  • Research Methods (starts November 2016)
  • Professional Skills Development (starts February 2017)
  • Professional Skills for Medicines Optimisation (starts February 2017)
  • Pharmaceutical Public Health (starts February 2017)
  • Cardiovascular Therapeutics (starts February 2017)
  • Endocrinology (starts February 2017)
  • Neurology (starts February 2017)
  • Independent Prescribing (starts February 2017)
  • Using Evidence in Practice (starts April 2017)
  • Prescribing for Special Groups (starts April 2017)
  • Infections (starts April 2017)
  • Care of the Older Person (starts April 2017)
  • Gastrointestinal Therapeutics (starts June 2017)
  • Oncology (starts June 2017)
  • Mental Health (starts June 2017)
  • Surgery (starts June 2017)
  • Managing Long Term Conditions 1 (starts June 2017)
  • Management of Minor Ailments (starts June 2017)

Detailed content for each course can be found in the programme catalogue. Each course lasts three months and offers 6 ECTS M-Level credits. Most courses have an associated 2-day workshop.


Accumulate credits from CPD courses toward postgraduate qualifications in:

  • Clinical Pharmacy Practice (Secondary Care)
  • Clinical Pharmacy Practice (Primary Care including Community Pharmacy)
  • Prescribing and therapeutics

Scheme of study

It is possible for students from a broad range of health professions and from a variety of practice settings to study units on a stand-alone basis. Students studying individual units will accumulate sufficient credit to be eligible for an award, but may not have completed the compulsory units of the programme of study as part of their choice of units. These situations will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Credit accumulated will be assigned a period of validity. In most cases the longevity of credit obtained will be eight years.

Dates and deadlines

All CPD courses begin on the first Monday of the month indicated above. To secure your place, please ensure your application reaches us six weeks before the start date. Workshop dates are available on request and most workshops can be attended separately.


Please use the online application form. No references or certificates are required when applying for CPD study.

Entry and English requirements

You should normally be a graduate of a recognised university and be registered as a practising pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council. Other health professionals should be a member of an appropriate professional body.

Your application must be supported by your employer. Additionally you must be supported by a work-based mentor (normally a more senior pharmacist), and you will need to ensure that you have a UK practice base to work within and access to patient notes (community-based applicants will normally need to come to an arrangement with a local GP practice). These arrangements MUST be in place before you submit your application. Without this support your application cannot be considered.

If your first language is not English, you will need an IELTS score of at least 7 overall with no less than 6.5 in all components or at least 250 (computer-based test) with a score of not less than 5.0 in the TWE or 100 (internet-based test) with not less than 24 in each of the components.


Fees for the current academic year - fees exclude travel and accommodation.

Contact; tel: +44 (0) 1225 386773; fax: +44 (0) 1225 386114
Taught Postgraduate Programme Administrator, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath BA2 7AY UK

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