Pre-registration Manual


Autumn bulletin 2019
11 December 2019 - 9:43am

Missed the Autumn bulletin in your inbox? Find out what you need to know here...

This bulletin follows on from the welcome letter you received or printed via mygphc at the start of your training –if you did not receive this letter, please get in touch and check the details we hold for you.

If the information we hold about you and your training is not accurate, your assessment entry application or registration may be refused or delayed.

Something to declare?

Tell us about any fitness to practise issues as early as possible so we can provide guidance on what to do when you apply for registration. If you think you may have something to declare, get in touch at

Are you following your training plan?

Your training provider has submitted a plan for your pre-registration training. They should also share this with you. If you have any concerns or issues with your plan, raise these with your training provider. See section 3.4 of the pre-registration manual to find out about your training plan

Be proactive - take ownership of your own training

Pre-registration tutoring is only one element of your tutor’s job as a pharmacist – it’s up to you to take control, make notes, collect evidence, ask questions of other healthcare professionals. Making the most of your training

Worried about an unsatisfactory progress report? It’s important to be clear about what went wrong if you receive an unsatisfactory progress report. Find out how to get back on track

The 2020 registration assessments

We have updated the information about the 2020 registration assessments, including the framework (which sets out the topics covered), regulations and feedback from the September 2019 sitting. See section 5 of the pre-registration manual to find out about the 2020 assessments

We’ve published the list of items you will be permitted to have on your desk in the registration assessment. If you need any items not on the list, you must tell us why by submitting an adjustment request.

Requesting assessment adjustments

If you have a permanent or temporary need which you feel could disadvantage you unfairly when sitting the registration assessment, you can request reasonable adjustments to the assessment conditions to mitigate these. Find about adjustments

Key dates

Don’t miss out on important deadlines – check the key dates page regularly.

Get some support

Pre-registration training can be tough. If you are having problems, there is support available to you. Find out about support

Resitting in 2020? No need to complete a six-month placement
21 October 2019 - 2:37pm

If you plan to re-sit the registration assessment for the second or third time in 2020, you do not have to complete a six-month placement to be eligible to sit the exam. We have removed this requirement from the assessment regulations for all sittings from 2020 onwards, so that you can reflect on your performance in the assessment and form your own plan to address the issues you identify.

Although there is no longer a formal requirement to complete any further pharmacy work experience, you may still want to continue with a current placement, or to arrange work experience before your next assessment sitting, if you feel that this would help you prepare to sit the assessment again. It’s important that you reflect on your performance, identify any issues, and make a plan to address these. This will help to give you the best chance of passing the assessment when you next attempt it.

If you do decide to carry out further pharmacy work experience, you do not need to notify us or provide any information to us about it.

You can find out more about what to do to prepare to resit the assessment in section 6.3.