General Practice Assistant (GPA)

As part of the wider team in general practice, General Practice Assistants provide a support role, carrying out administrative tasks, combined in some areas with basic clinical duties. They can help to free up GPs time and contribute to the smooth running of appointments, improving patients experience in the surgery. They are healthcare professionals educated to Master’s Level and have developed the skills and knowledge to allow them to take on expanded roles and scope of practice caring for patients.

Training & FAQs

Pearson BTEC Level 4 Award in General Practice Assistant (SRF)


The accredited level 4 GPA programme is now recruiting cohorts for 2024 with places intended to be rolled out over 3 phases up to January 2025. Please see the supporting documents below, which contains the necessary information about the programme and the qualification and the framework so that anyone interested can begin to build their portfolio. This is a fully funded course and in addition, practices/PCNs will receive £1700 per GPA on the programme with an additional fee of £420 allocated to the mentor.

If you are interested in applying for the new cohort, please click here to complete the application now

A manager within the practice needs to complete the first page of the form and upon pressing the submit button the form will then be emailed automatically to the GP Assistant for them to complete their information.  Once the GP assistant completes their information and submits the form it will automatically go the GP mentor for completion.  After this it will go to the Chesire & Merseyside training hub who will contact you in due course regarding the next stage in the process and let you know if you have been successful in gaining a place on the course.

Email [email protected] if you have any queries about the GPA role.

Please click on the below links to view all supporting documents:


GPA Pearson Level 4 Award

GPA Programme – Learner Guide