Education & Training

IMPORTANT: If you have registered for a face to face event that has been cancelled, the PWDS team will be in touch with details of virtual delivery dates.

If you wish to speak with a member of the PWDS team, please leave a voice message on 0117 3426677 or e-mail for further assistance.We will respond to your query as quickly as possible.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

Information for the Pharmacy Workforce

PWDS is working with HEE and other partners to provide a system-wide response to COVID-19.

We are working with our key stakeholders to support pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, trainees and the wider pharmacy workforce respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the NHS mobilises to support increasing numbers of patients suffering from symptoms of COVID-19, we are working in partnership across the system to provide:

  • Guidance for pre-registration pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with their studies and next steps
  • Support for trainees on PWDS accreditation programmes, including reviewing face to face delivery models and assessments
  • Links to pharmacy materials to aid learning and upskilling via the e-Learning for Health coronavirus programme
  • Links to workforce planning advice and support including facilitating the deployment of MPharm students wishing to support the pharmacy workforce


Guidance for Pre-registration Pharmacists

 Guidance for Pre-registration Pharmacy Technicians (PTPT)


PWDS Accreditations Guidance


Guidance for checking programmes ACPT, PIPC and PAAP

  Guidance for Medicine Optimisation Programme

  Assessment Guidance for SW PMOTP Trainees

Links to published letters and statements 



Press Release

February 2019 - Changes to delivery of SWMIT accreditation programmes

The training department offers courses and training for all hospital pharmacy staff in the South West region. Training schemes for pharmacists, preregistration trainee pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, preregistration trainee pharmacy technicians and pharmacy assistants are all co-ordinated by this department.


Booking Login

Course Types:


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Course List - by date

Apply for a Course Place

Please remember to e-mail us a copy of the

official purchase order  DOCUMENT by the course closing date.

Please check current course fees prior to applying for a purchase order .