Online Pharmacy First Training



We now have online e-learning available (20 places available) through ECG Training ( that is standalone and does not include otoscope training. Please do not book on to this course if you are looking for the e-learning and otoscope training combined – please see message below that outlines further dates available.

  1. Booking link available here: topics covered outlined below
  2. Click on “Add to basket”. Enter the basket and add hertspfonl1ne24 as a coupon code and press apply coupon code to reduce course fee to £0.
  3. Click on Proceed to Checkout or Buy with G Pay and complete the details as requested to confirm your place.

We will consider commissioning further places if this is popular.

Please do not share this information to any pharmacies/pharmacists that do not work within Hertfordshire and West Essex.


We are now able to confirm new dates of blended training available (online and in person otoscope training) and are letting you know so that you can save the date. Full information with booking details will follow early next week. The online e-learning modules are released soon after a booking place is confirmed.

As a reminder we have partnered with ECG Training ( to offer a Pharmacy First course in a blended format, divided into two segments:

  1. online e-learning modules (completion before in person training); topics covered outlined below
  2. in person training, which concentrates on the practical utilisation of the otoscope.

Tuesday 6 February (venue to be confirmed)

  • 19:45 – 21.30 (10 places available)

Sunday 11 February (venue to be confirmed) AND

Sunday 18 February (venue to be confirmed)

with availability for 80 delegates on each day for the following timeslots:

  • 09:00 – 10:45 (20 places available)
  • 11:00 – 12:45 (20 places available)
  • 13:15 – 15:00 (20 places available)
  • 15:15 – 17:00 (20 places available)

Information on booking and course details will be sent out in the next week but wanted to make you aware so you could plan appropriately.

The online eLearning component covers a variety of essential topics as listed below:

Type of Course Content Specifics Included
Online Training Course
  • History taking
  • Sore throat
  • Ear assessment
  • Impetigo
  • Shingles
  • Sepsis recap
  • Pathophysiology
  • The theory and demonstration of the relevant assessment skills (i.e. otoscope/ sore throat assessment)
  • Symptoms
  • Red flags
  • Differential diagnosis


  • Downloadable handout as aide memoire for practical skills
  • Self-assessment form to self-declare their competence in the practical skills (if they do not attend the f2f session).
  • Direct email address to the ECG clinical team for queries relating to practical skills / technique
  • Certificate of completion of the theory course