Results from June registration assessment announced

We are pleased to announce the names of the 2208 pre-registration trainee pharmacists who passed their registration assessment in June.

There were 2823 candidates who sat our registration assessment on 29 June 2017, with 2208 candidates who passed the assessment; a pass rate of 78.2%.

There were 2568 candidates who sat the assessment for the first time; 179 for the second time and 76 for the third time.

Pre-registration trainee pharmacists are permitted three attempts at the registration assessment.

This year’s pass rate of 78.2% compares with the 95% pass rate for the June 2016 registration assessment. While this year’s overall pass rate is lower, it is more consistent with previous pass rates for June sittings.

GPhC Chief Executive Duncan Rudkin said:

“I want to congratulate the trainees who passed this year’s registration assessment and wish them all the best for their future careers. I also want to acknowledge the hard work of tutors, and education and training providers in helping trainees prepare for this important milestone.

“From the first day on our register, pharmacists play an integral role in supporting the health of their patients. The registration assessment helps to make sure that candidates have – and are able to demonstrate – the knowledge and skills to meet this important responsibility.”

June 2017 pass rate per paper

  • The pass rates for the papers were - Part 1 – 90.0% and Part 2 – 80.8% respectively.

June 2017  Pass mark per paper

  • The pass mark for part 1 is 25/39 (64%) – one question was removed
  • The pass mark for part 2 is 80/119 (67%)– one question was removed