Pre-registration Pharmacist Training Programme

Type of Study
Online, Workshop
Pre-registration Pharmacists
Study Time
6 study days, online materials and webinars
Online Course Cost
£1,250 (Exc VAT) per trainee
Course Overview

The Buttercups Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacist Programme is a comprehensive course which will prepare trainees for the registration assessment and life as a newly registered pharmacist.

The course content and delivery has been revised this year to utilise a wider variety of teaching methods including our b-hive online learning platform, webinars and regional study days, resulting in an increased teaching content of 20%. This blended approach means trainees can access teaching in a more timely manner and in smaller groups, whilst still maintaining opportunities to interact face to face with fellow trainees.

In addition trainees will be given access to our accredited Medicines Counter Assistant (MCA) Course, the Level 2 Understanding Health Improvement Course.

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)
MUR Assessment
Pharmacy Funding
Safeguarding & Clinical Governance – New!
Skin and Wound Care
Pharmacy Management
First Aid Training
Mock Registration Assessment and Revision Guidance
Optional - Flu Vaccination Training (New), Leadership (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.