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What is Foundation Training (VT2) Training

The Pharmacy Vocational Training Scheme

What is Foundation Training?


Foundation training is a competency based training programme that takes approximately 2 years to complete. It equips pharmacists with a broad range of 'general' skills and enable them to gain a wide variety of experience within Pharmacy practice.

VT Foundation training is now available for both hospital and primary care pharmacists. It enables training for those working in one sector of practice or across more than one sector of practice. A community framework piloted in September 2017.

The NES Pharmacy Vocational Foundation Training Programme has now been accredited by RPS. 

NES Pharmacy is delighted to announce that the VT Foundation training programme has been accredited by The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS). This means that the curriculum and the quality management processes have met the standard required by RPS for the RPS Foundation training programme. A pharmacist completing their VT Foundation training in Scotland after 14th February 2017 and who is a member of RPS will be awarded the RPS Foundation certificate as well as the NES Pharmacy VT Foundation training certificate.