About: FAQs

1. How many hours does it take to complete a distance learning course?

Depending on the course, the time required to complete a distance learning course ranges from 2–21 hours. Times for individual courses are listed in the course brochure and in the distance learning section of our website.

2. Is there any restriction on who can apply for distance learning courses?

No. Distance learning courses are available to all pharmacists, including pre-registration students.

3. What happens if I need to withdraw from a workshop?

You may withdraw from a course online, by going to My Account > My Courses > Enrolment List and clicking un-enrol on the workshop from which you wish to un-enrol. If you notify us at least 3 working days before the workshop date, your place can then be offered to someone else and no cost is incurred. If notification is received closer to the workshop date, then a non-attendance cost of £30 will be charged to you.

4. What happens if I simply turn up for a workshop?

Due to the fact that a limited number of places are available, pharmacists who simply turn up at a workshop without having been offered a place, either verbally or by email, will not be able to participate.

5. What happens next?

When you apply online you will receive an email confirming your place on the course. You will also receive further email reminders 14 and 5 days before the course date. If the workshop is oversubscribed your name will be added to the waiting list. If anyone withdraws from the workshop, a place will be offered to the next pharmacist on the waiting list. Applicants on the waiting list offered a place will receive an email confirming their place on the course.

6. What do I need to do if I am interested in applying for any of the workshops listed?

You may apply online by selecting Courses and then Pharmacist, Pre-reg or Technician from the top navigation and then selecting Workshops from the right hand navigation. This will list all the workshops available to you.