Cleanroom Behaviour and Comportment for Aseptic Services

About the course

The Cleanroom Behaviour and Comportment for Aseptic Services course has been developed by NHS TSET (the Technical Specialist Education and Training group) and is facilitated by the University of Leeds.

For more information about TSET visit 

A one day course covering:

  • the risks of poor cleanroom practice

  • getting into a cleanroom

  • cleanroom behaviour

  • organising the critical work zone

  • understanding human behaviours

  • detecting problems and investigations (supervisor skills)

Who should attend?

This course will be of particular benefit if you are:

  • involved with managing the cleanroom area/cleanroom supervisor

  • a releasing pharmacist

  • a senior technical member of staff

  • a team leader

  • an investigator or quality assurance personnel

 The course is suitable for both licensed and unlicensed units.


The 2022 course programme is not yet available however please see below for details of the 2021 course for an idea of what will be included in the programme.

The course will be delivered via a mix of presentations, interative sessions and workshops.

Registration: 09:00 – 09:30

  • Welcome and introduction – setting the scene
  • The risks
  • WORKSHOP – good and bad points, discussion on pictures
  • Getting into a cleanroom
  • Cleanroom behaviour – comportment and using a cleanroom
  • Organising the critical work zone
  • WORKSHOP – what does good practice look like?
  • Understanding human behaviours
  • Detecting problems and investigation

Course ends: 16:30

Please note: Although we remain devoted to the programme specified, we reserve the right to vary the programme 
in detail if required to do so by factors beyond our control.


This one day course has been developed and will be delivered by experts in the NHS Pharmaceutical field.

Course Director: Sue Renn, Pharmacist, Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
and Lecturer at Manchester University


Lesley McAvoy
Quality Assurance Specialist
North West Pharmaceutical 
Quality Assurance & Procurement

Dean Moriarty 
Chief Pharmacy Technician / Production Manager 
Aseptic Services, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Mark Oldcorne
Consultant QA Pharmacist
Wrexham Maelor Hospital 

Sue Renn
Course Director/Pharmacist
Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
and Lecturer
Manchester University

Tim Sizer
Director of PTQA CPD
Regional Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance Officer, NHS England (South West)
Regional Quality Control Laboratory
Southmead Hospital

Other Development Team Members

Mark Jackson
Director NW Regional QA Services
Specialist Pharmacy Services North

Fee information

Registrations for this course will open around 3 months prior to the course date. In the meantime if you have any queries please contact

Course fee £TBC for 2022 course

Fees are VAT exempt

The course fee includes cost of tuition, course materials, lunch and light refreshments. 

How to Book
Early registration is highly recommended as places are limited. Delegates can book their place via our secure online store (to pay by debit or credit card) or by completing a manual registration form (to pay via invoice). 

View our terms and conditions

Venue details

The course will take place at the Weetwood Hall Estate, which is situated to the north of Leeds at the junction of the A660 Leeds - Skipton road and the A6120 Outer Ring Road.​​

Weetwood Hall Estate
Otley Road
West Yorkshire
LS16 5PS



Accommodation is not included in the course fee. If you require accommodation, please book via the Weetwood website.

A list of alternative hotels is available on request, please email for details.

What our delegates say

“An informative and educational course that helps us to reflect on our own practice and processes to improve services.”

“The course I attended was Excellent value for money! The day was jam packed full of useful information! Being able to interact with people from all over the country allowed my department to gain knowledge of how cleanrooms in other areas work which I can pass on to my unit to ensure the highest quality service and product manufacturing is undertaken."

“Relevant and engaging course, accessable to a wide variety of pharmacy staff all working in aseptics.”



Contact us

Jenna King – Course Coordinator

CPD Conference and Events Unit
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences 
School of Chemical and Process Engineering, 3.11
University of Leeds,


Please note, the CPD team are currently working remotely due to covid-19 and therefore unable to be contacted by phone. If you have any queries please send us an email to the above email address – Many thanks.

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