Initial education and training for pharmacists

Standards of initial education and training for pharmacists set out the criteria against which we will approve education and training for student pharmacists and pre-registration trainee pharmacists. The standards ensure that newly registered pharmacists are competent to practise safely and effectively.

For more information please view the full version of these standards:

GPhC Standards for the initial education and training of pharmacists

Our Council has recently approved new standards for the initial education and training of pharmacists, which will be published in early 2021.  For more information, please see our FAQ on the new standards.

Standards for education and training of non-EEA pharmacists wanting to Register in Great Britain:

Standards for the education and training of non-EEA pharmacists wanting to register in GB [PDF 690.26 KB]


If you would like more information about the education and training of pharmacists you can visit the education section of this site, as well as more information about the accreditation of training providers.