Foundation training scheme

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

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

Training to become a pharmacist in Great Britain involves learning and understanding how to deliver the safe and effective patient-centred care which patients and the public expect from pharmacy professionals.

Trainee pharmacists will spend 52 weeks at an approved training site, working under the guidance and supervision of a GPhC-approved designated supervisor.

During this time, they must demonstrate that they meet all the interim learning outcomes set out in the foundation training manual.

See the foundation training manual

See the interim learning outcomes