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What Courses are Available?

Click on any course title below to see more information about  the course, download a brochure or register to attend. All our CPD courses are run in association with the University of Leeds CPD Conference and Events Unit. You can visit their site for details of all the courses and here you will find contact details of the course coordinators should you require more information, advice or support.

 Cleanroom Behaviour and Comportment (CBC)

This all new 1 day course will be run for the first time in September 2019


Aseptic Preparation and Dispensing of Medicines (APDM)


This 3.5 day residential course has been organised jointly by NHS TSET and the University of Leeds. It has been designed to:


1. meet the needs of pharmacy staff (pharmacists and other experienced senior technicians) who are engaged in the aseptic processing of medicines .
2. cover the principles and practice of asepsis 
3. provide an update on knowledge of standards, practices and quality assurance arrangements relating to the aseptic preparation and dispensing of medicines

Aseptic Services for Managers (ASFM)

This course is a follow-up course to the Aseptic Preparation and Dispensing of Medicines (APDM) course for senior, experienced pharmacy staff involved in aseptic preparation activities.

Understanding Microbiology for Aseptic Services



Want to know about cleanroom microflora? Need to understand how to interpret and trend micro data, plus select the correct disinfectants? This course covers all of this and more. 

Clinical Trials

This newly developed course, jointly organised by the NHS, Technical Specialist Education and Training (TSET) and the University of Leeds ran for the first time in 2012. Following the overwhelming success and subsequent demand we are running the course again.  The course provides an opportunity for delegates to expand their knowledge and skills and gain practical experience on a variety of aspects of Good Clinical Practice relating particularly to the conduct of clinical trials.

The aims of the module are to provide training on:

1. GCP / GMP legislation (including preparation for inspection)
2. Clinical trial setup and management 
3. Manufacture of IMPs and QP release 
4. Clinical trials in specialist areas


Medical Gases for Service Managers 

Medical Gases are an essential part of modern medical therapy and treatment, but where do they come from, and how do they get to the patient? This is a subject and a task that tends to be taken somewhat for granted in most hospitals, but medical gases are medicines and as such are one of the responsibilities of chief pharmacists, matrons or senior managers in hospitals where pharmacists are not present.

Topics presented will include:
• The general provision of Medical Gases
• The legal position, roles and duties of personnel involved in the provision of Medical Gases
• A description of services and some potential problems and hazards
• A guided walk-through of the medical gas pipeline systems and cylinder management

Pharmaceutical Medical Gas Testing and HTM02 Retraining and Reassessment Programme

This course can be attended as a 5 day CPD course or a 2 day HTM02 retraining and reassessment programme. The course will be delivered with lectures, group discussions and practical sessions illustrating the principles of pharmaceutical medical gas testing.

The two day retraining and reassessment programme is specifically designed for those who are required to take the formal assessment of competency required under HTM02 every five years.



Specialised Ventilation in Healthcare Premises (SVHP)


This course is will examine the specific requirements for the provision of ventilation in Healthcare Premises and explain the thinking behind current standards. Hospitals are full of vulnerable people, if the ventilation is inappropriate or inadequate in the following areas;

• Operating theatres
• Patient treatment and isolation rooms
• X-Ray and imaging suites
• Pathology laboratories
• Pharmaceutical preparation areas
• Sterile services packing rooms
• Estate workshops
• Mortuaries and post mortem rooms

then the results can have grave consequences for patients and staff.