ABPI Code of Practice training

We offer a variety of live and recorded ABPI Code of Practice training courses to make the Code come alive. We use examples, discussions and quizzes to help you understand the practical implementation of the Code.

ABPI Code of Practice training options


1. Introduction level for new starters – a self-directed, online eLearning course (3 hours)

Ideal if you are new to the ABPI Code of Practice and are creating or preparing materials. It gives a solid introduction to the governance, principles and key clauses in the ABPI Code of Practice.

  • This self-directed online eLearning course fits around your other work and you can stop and re-start if needs be.
  • Allow a minimum of 3 hours with a final assessment quiz and course certificate.
  • Lots of exercises, interactions and quizzes to help you understand the practical implications of the Code, with audio narration.
  • £275 + VAT.  Discounts are available for bulk bookings.
  • Visit our Learning store to read more.


2. Intermediate level for new starters – a mix of recorded videos, live zoom session and a practical mini workshop (5 hours)

Ideal if you’re new to the Code, don’t need to know the whole Code and want live training with the chance to ask questions from an expert trainer.  This is a hybrid course with 4 short pre-course recorded videos, a live zoom training session, a live zoom practical workshop and a post course assessment and certificate.  Allow 5 hours.

  • Pre-course, you’ll get access to 4 recorded mini-sessions (40 minutes) explaining the importance of the Code, how it ‘works’ and how the ABPI Code fits with other European Codes.
  • The live zoom session (3 hrs) focuses on the 5 big Code topics – principles, promotion v non-promotion, meetings and events, using clinical data and digital materials such as websites and social media.
  • A final live zoom workshop (1 hr) critiques some mock materials and pulls all the course key points together.
  • There is a final course assessment quiz and certificate.
  • This course is run every two months and is ideal for onboarding staff.
  • £375 + VAT per person but discounts are available for bulk bookings of 5+ places which can be used across a 12 month period. Please contact us for more information.
  • The live zoom sessions are running 10.30am – 4pm on 29th June 2022, 7th September 2022, 8th November 2022 and 12th Jan 2023.
  • Buy this course through our eLearning store or contact us if you’d like to pay by invoice.  The zoom links for all the available dates are within the eLearning course.


3. Refresher session – a mix of recorded videos and a live zoom session (4 hours)

Ideal for those who have a good knowledge of the Code and are looking for an annual refresher session exploring the latest key cases, Code do’s and don’ts to improve your Code compliance.  It’s a hybrid course with 5 short pre-recorded refresher videos and a live update session on zoom.  Allow 4 hours.

  • Pre-course, you’ll get access to 5 recorded mini-sessions (45 minutes) explaining the importance of the Code and how it ‘works’, how the ABPI Code fits with other European Codes and the importance of the Code principles.
  • The half-day live session on zoom (3 hrs) focuses on new and noteworthy cases from the 5 big Code topics – principles, promotion v non-promotion, meetings and events, using clinical data and digital (websites and social media).
  • There is a final course assessment and certificate.
  • This course is run every two months.
  • £375 + VAT per person but discounts are available for bulk bookings of 5+ places which can be used across a 12 month period. Please contact us for more information.
  • The live zoom sessions are running 2pm – 5pm (UK time) on 11th July 2022, 8th August, 20th September 2022 and 17th November 2022 and 24th January 2023.
  • Buy this course through our eLearning store or contact us if you’d like to pay by invoice.  The zoom links for all the available dates are within the eLearning course.


4. Advanced in-depth course – live on zoom as 5 x 2hr sessions (10.5 hours + competence quizzes)

This ABPI Code of Practice training course is ideal if you need in-depth knowledge of the whole Code.  It is suitable for originators who want more in-depth knowledge, reviewers and final signatories.

  • It is run as a series of 5 x 2hr live online sessions on zoom over a couple of weeks – so you can fit it in around your day job.
  • The sessions are recorded with access for 1 week if you can’t make the live session.
  • Expect lots of Code case examples, materials and discussions – this is not a passive course!
  • Some Code knowledge is preferred in this course.
  • 2022 start dates are 14th July, 15th September and 23rd November.  Book your place on our events page.
  • £1,675 + VAT.


5. Team training

We also run bespoke ABPI Code of Practice training for pharma companies and supporting agencies.  These could be on a specific topic or for a specific group (Sales representatives, marketeers, agencies). Contact us to discuss your needs and obtain a bespoke quote.


Monthly Code case updates

The PMCPA publish 180+ alleged Code breaches each year which set precedence for all future materials and activities.  It is critical that you read these cases and implement any learning points.  Our popular Code case update webinars summarise all the cases – saving you hours of reading – plus you can discuss Code issues to see how other companies are tackling certain situations.

The webinars run every month and you can access them through an annual subscription.

 

 


See me in action

If you want a sample of my online style, I have a short PDF and video about the Code and social media.  You can sign up on our free training page.  On day 1 you’ll get the top tips PDF and on day 2 I’ll email you a link to a mini recorded training session.