Foundation training year 2021/22

The foundation training year will replace the current pre-registration training year from July 2021.

These changes are part of the implementation of the new standards for the initial education and training of pharmacists we published in January 2021.

We are currently working with Health Education England (HEE), NHS Education Scotland (NES) and Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW), pharmacy schools and other key organisations to gradually implement changes to the foundation training year over the coming years.

This includes introducing new learning outcomes, which will replace the performance standards for trainee pharmacists.

We have published new information on our website explaining what is changing and what this means for trainee pharmacists, training sites and designated supervisors. 

Please visit our Foundation training year landing page and our FAQ explaining the changes introduced in the 2021/22 Foundation training year for more information.

Applications to the foundation training scheme for 2021/22 will open on 16 June 2021.