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Online Good Distribution Practice training course

Gain an appreciation of the main requirements of Good Distribution Practice in an hour with this RSC approved online course!
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Online GDP training course

This GDP online course is aimed at new starters and existing staff as part of their ongoing GDP training.  The GDP online course provides a detailed overview of why we have GDP, what GDP is and an overview of its main requirements.

We offer a series of online GDP training modules that are used for GDP compliance training, or as part of a GDP induction programme to introduce new starters to Good Distribution Practice. These modules can also be used as part of on-going GDP refresher training for existing personnel. In addition, the courseware can be customised, if required, for your site or company. And, can be purchased for use on your own internal system. Our online GDP Course is approved by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

    In December 2021 the RSC re-aaproved this course for a further 3 years. Their Assessor commented:

    Overall, this course is informative and describes the importance of GDPs within the pharmaceutical world and where they sit in the lifecycle of a medicinal product.”

    Key features of the online GDP course include:

    Access Anytime Anywhere

    Using the internet, access the course via any computer, tablet or iPhone (or equivalent) anytime anywhere.

    Bitesize learning

    Fit your learning into a busy schedule. Most Chapters take between 15 to 25 minutes to undertake. Stop your learning anytime and resume where you left off.

    Value for money

    Whether there is a large group to be trained or just a few individuals it is very cost effective with prices starting at £95 per learner with substantial discounts available for multi-learner or internal systems purchases.

    Certificate with RSC Approved Training logo

    Every learner who completes the course can download a Certificate with our logo and the RSC Approved Training logo (only for courses that include the Core Chapters)


    Learners value the course

    In our last monthly survey in answer to the question: Did this course provide you with a valuable introduction/refresher to Good Distribution Practice and its importance in your job? 46% of learners found it ‘Extremely Valuable’ and 38% found it ‘Valuable’ 


    Effective in promoting your quality goals

    In our last monthly survey in answer to the question: Do you think this course will help you to contribute to your organisations achievement of its quality goals? 49% of learners said it ‘It will help a lot’ and 36% said it ‘Will help’.


    Training to inspire you

    Our courses receive fantastic reviews. Some ‘nuggets’ from our website are shown opposite/below. Use the chevrons under the ‘nugget’ to navigate all of them. See the full quotes further down this page.

    Make A Booking – Individual and groups of up to 10 people 

    Bookings of up to 10 people

    If you are an individual or booking for a group of up to 10 learners then you should use the link below. We will set up you or your small team on our system.

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    The four Chapters as detailed in the section below. Duration: Around 60 minutes.  Cost per learner £95 plus VAT

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    Once a learner completes their course and leaves a review on our site they will be given free unlimited access to nearly 400 self-paced online courses for 3 months. For more details select the icon.

    What is involved?

    Select the tabs below to find out all the details you need to know to make a booking and start the course:

    Course cost

    The individual price and small group price for access is £95 per learner.

    However delegates from outside the UK but within the European Union (EU) will not be charged VAT if they supply their own company’s national VAT number when booking. VAT will not be charged for any delegates coming from outside the EU.

    What's included in cost

    • Access to the course via our online Academy for a 2-month period from their registration as a delegate.  You will need to pay again to complete the course once this access perios has lapsed.
    • A certificate with an RSC Approved Training logo.  No certificate is issued if the course is not completed in full.
    • Administrative support to ensure access to the course. We reserve the right to charge for additional administration requests.


    Payment can be made by cheque, electronic transfer, credit or debit card. Course registration will follow soon after payment has been received.

    If you plan to pay by credit card then you should first look at this helpful information. 

    Based Outside the UK?

    If so, be sure to pick the ‘Tax Exempt’ options in the payment method list when you are  making a booking. If you are based in the EU then you must also enter your VAT number to qualify to be exempt from VAT.

    Assessment and Certificates

    Each chapter has a series of randomly selected assessment quiz questions at the end of each one.  An 80% pass mark is expected.  Guidance is provided if a delegate gets an answer wrong.  After successful completion of the course, a certificate including the RSC Approved Training logo is available for download by the delegate.

    Free Taster Courses

    To try a free taster of these courses to see if they work for you visit this page.

    Larger groups

    For larger groups groups of 10 or above who wish to take the course using our platform there are discounts available which increase depending on numbers. Alternatively you may wish to license our courseware to run on your own internal system. See below for more details on either option:

    It is very easy and straightforward to set up your users on our system, no matter whether the group comprises just 10 people or several hundred. The largest roll-out we have handled is for over 500 learners, but there is no technical limit on the group size.

    We just need the learners’ name, email address and course choice –  sent to us in an Excel file and hours later your team can be undertaking their course. 

    Alternatively, you can purchase a number of licenses and either you, your admin personnel or your learners can add themselves to the system.

    Whichever works best for you. 

    Once your learners are on our system you or your own internal admin personnel can very easily monitor their progress and produce the reports needed for compliance reporting.

    Please contact us for further information.

    If you are interested in licensing the course materials for use on your own Learning Management Systems (LMS) then please contact us to discuss options.

    Versions include:

    • SCORM 1.2
    • SCORM2004
    • AICC
    • Tin Can API
    • cmi5

    GDP Online Course Contents

    The GDP online course consists of the following chapters:

    Chapter 1: An introduction to the pharmaceutical industry
    This chapter provides an overview of the pharmaceutical industry and the need to regulate medicine manufacture and supply.

    Chapter 2: An introduction to Good Distribution Practice
    This chapter introduces the concept of Wholesale Dealer Authorisations and the need for Good Distribution Practice.

    Chapter 3: The Good Distribution guidelines
    The main contents and requirements of the 10 chapters of GDP are explained and why these are important.

    Chapter 4: Working to GDP

    The key elements of GDP are covered, with a special focus on what GDP means for the individual working for an organisation involved in the storage, transport and/or brokering of medical products.

    These chapters are available either as a UK or non-UK version.  The UK version has references to the UK’s Regulatory Authority (the MHRA) and their “Green Guide”, whereas the non-UK version does not.

    If you would like further details on the specific contents of each chapter and the suitability for the individual then please contact us

    To try a free taster of these courses to see if they are of interest visit this page.

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    About Inspired Pharma

    We help people in Pharma organisations to continually improve their regulatory systems to gain competitive advantage and ensure compliance.

    We offer a wide range of highly praised and respected classroom and online training courses and also provide our global pharma clients with consultancy support. Our classroom courses are available on a public schedule and also can be customised for inhouse delivery at a client site.

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