Foundation training placement

We believe professional practice offers the best protection for patients and people who use pharmacy services.

The foundation training placement gives trainee pharmacists the opportunity to develop and demonstrate the skills, knowledge and behaviours they need to practise to the standards expected of a pharmacist. It also gives them the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge in real-life situations.

During their placement at a GPhC approved training site, trainee pharmacists work under the guidance and supervision of a GPhC approved designated supervisor, and must demonstrate over 52 weeks that they meet all of the interim learning outcomes set out in the foundation training manual [PDF 1.1 MB].

Trainee pharmacists are responsible for finding their own training placement and designated supervisor, and letting us know the arrangements they have made by applying for entry to the foundation training scheme.  We will assess their application to make sure that they are eligible to start training and that the arrangements they have made are suitable; we will also provide them with the opportunity to meet the interim learning outcomes [PDF 225 KB].