We provide education and training to registered pharmacists to enable them to work in a variety of settings.
The 2-year pharmacist foundation training programme supports pharmacists early in their career.
NES and The Royal Pharmaceutical Society each provide a programme. The NES programme is more specific to the processes and procedures within Scotland.
If you have started a different foundation training programme contact the pharmacist foundation training team to enquire if you can transfer your learning as appropriate.
Foundation training supports foundation pharmacists (FPs) early in their career, to:
Before registration applicants will be required to undertake an induction session to:
Assessment takes place in a variety of ways, from appraisals to work based assessment, to more formal assessment at the end of the programme.
To start the foundation training programme you need to be registered as a pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council
Register and find more detailed information about foundation training programme on Turas Learn
Advanced Expert Professional Practice (EPP) training is available after completion of the foundation training programme.
Designed to equip practitioners working within a specific area of practice with more advanced, specialist skills.
Practitioners develop an online portfolio over an 18 month-2-year period to demonstrate competence in the advanced area of practice.
Currently there are frameworks available for:
Apply via the Portal
Ideally educational supervisors should register throughout the same time period as foundation pharmacists.
But you can register at any time throughout the year but will still need to attend a regional induction event and complete the online training modules before you start tutoring an advanced EPP pharmacist.
Complete the tutor registration form to become a foundation or advanced EPP tutor.
Last updated: 27/09/2020