Introducing NPA eCertificates
Digital badges and certificates have now been introduced which means students who complete NPA training will have instant access to an e-certificate on completion of their course.
It also means students don’t have to be waiting for their paper certificate to arrive in the post and no risk of it being lost en-route.
The NPA has selected Credly - one of the largest credentialing networks in the world - to provide the digital badges and certificates.
Emails have already been communicated to our active students and their supervisors to describe the simple and fast process to access their e-certificate via the Credly portal. Students will be able to share the link to their e-certificate with their supervisor who can also download it for their records. There are sharing options within Credly that allow students to promote their achievement, share it with their colleagues and link the e-certificate to professional applications like LinkedIn, if they wish.
Government incentive for apprenticeships to end soon
The deadline for employers to take on an apprentice and thereby receive a government grant of up to £4000 will end by 30 September 2021.
Offering an apprenticeship programme can also help NPA members to recruit and strengthen their pharmacy team, while also boosting productivity. On average, an apprentice boosts productivity by £244 per week, according to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.
Other benefits of taking on an apprentice include:
- Helping to meet the changing needs of your business
- They can become highly skilled, even before they finish their training
- Can be trained in a specific way to suit your pharmacy
- Can reinforce a culture of learning in the workplace
To make the most of this opportunity, contact Jordan Elms at [email protected] or call 07384 214118.
Find out more about NPA’s Pharmacy Retail Apprenticeship programme here.