Foundation Pharmacist Training Programme 2022-23
The Buttercups Foundation 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 8 study days with a dedicated Buttercups Tutor which will involve a combination of face-to-face training, interactive webinars and self-directed e-learning training materials 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.
Events take place between (Autumn 2022 to Summer 2023)
- Birmingham (Saturdays)
- London (Saturdays)
- Nottingham Late*
The Nottingham Late Programme is designed for trainees intending to sit the Autumn registration assessment.
We want our clients to be well informed about the performance of their foundation trainees in order to help keep them on track. We therefore provide Designated Supervisors with a feature on their b-Hive account to help track trainee progress at any time, day or night.
The course content meets the requirements of the GPhC Foundation Pharmacist Training Programme and reflects the new Learning Outcomes. Buttercups produce a template training plan which can be adapted for your own use for submission to the GPhC for premises approval. If you would like to request a copy of the mapping document please contact Buttercups Training on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Designated Supervisor Training
We offer complementary online training for designated supervisors which is designed to support all irrespective of level of experience. Webinars will be recorded live and uploaded to the b-Hive allowing supervisors the opportunity to refer back at their convenience.
Regional face to face workshop will be offered to those who feel they would benefit from an interactive training session and the opportunity to network with other designated supervisors for an additional fee of £60+VAT.
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 designated supervisor 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 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.
"Buttercups is a leading name in pharmacy training and I knew I was in capable hands."
Thorrun Govind, Buttercups Pre-reg 2015-16
"Buttercups have quickly established our confidence. We have no need to look elsewhere."
Barrie Smith, Pre-registration Managers, Paydens Group of Pharmacies
"You are always there for our colleagues and for me personally."
Kinga Pawlowska, Training and Development Manager, Tesco Pharmacy
"My pre-reg's love their sessions and can contact Buttercups whenever they need help or support. Personally I find Buttercups very accommodating and a pleasure to work with."
Amanda Kemp, Regional Pre-registration Facilitator for East Midlands Hospital Pharmacy