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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 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.