Pre-registration Pharmacist Training Programme 2019-20

Type of Study
Online, Workshop
Pre-registration Pharmacists
Study Time
7 study days, online materials, webinars, e-portfolio and online tracking.
Workshop Course Cost
£1125.00 + VAT for enrolments received before 30th June
Course Overview

The Buttercups Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacist Programme is a comprehensive course to prepare trainees for the registration assessment and life as a newly registered pharmacist. Building on the success of our 'blended learning' programme, this year we offer 7 study days with a dedicated Buttercups tutor, a series of large and small group webinar tutorials and a vast range of e-learning training programmes via our b-Hive online learning platform. Trainees are also given access to our accredited Medicines Counter Assistant (MCA) and RSPH Level 2 Understanding Health Improvement (Health Champion) courses.

New for 2019-20 we are delighted to offer all trainees and tutors an e-Portfolio to save records of evidence in a format that will allow tutors to assess progress and provide feedback. In addition our new Online Tracking System gives tutors the opportunity to log in and see how their trainee is performing at any time of the day or night.

Programme Structure

Click here to view the Programme Structure.

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Key Features
Minor Ailments and Responding to Symptoms
Pharmacy Law and Ethics
Communication Skills and Patient Counselling
Healthy Living Pharmacy
Clinical Topics by BNF/BNFC Chapter
High Risk Medicines
Medicines Optimisation Workshop (including practical skills on MURs and NMS)
Pharmacy Funding
Safeguarding & Clinical Governance
Skin and Wound Care
Pharmacy Management
First Aid Training
Mock Registration Assessment and Revision Guidance
Optional - Flu Vaccination Training (New), Leadership (New)
e-Portfolio and Live Online Tracking - New!

The programme is mapped to the GPhC pre-registration pharmacist performance standards. This may be of use to employers when providing the GPhC with your training plan during the approval process for pre-registration training premises. If you would like to request a copy of the mapping document please contact Buttercups Training on

Tutor Training

We offer a complimentary online Tutor Training Webinars which will support both new tutors and more experienced ones. Tutors can participate live and/or review the recording after the sessions.

For those who feel they would benefit from a face-to-face tutor training session and the opportunity to network with other tutors, we offer a regional Tutor Training Workshop for an additional fee of £60+VAT.

Programme Leaders

Each learner is given an experienced and dedicated Buttercups programme tutor to facilitate their learning. They are available throughout the year for information and guidance and their role is one of a coach, a mentor and an assessor. The tutors will be sent a formal report on each trainee’s progress once the programmes are underway, usually between the 26-39 week period.

Pharmacist Support

"Pharmacist Support is an independent charity working for pharmacists and their families, former pharmacists and pharmacy learners to provide help and support in times of need".

The Pharmacist Support web page contains a number of fact sheets that will provide you with valuable advice and information.