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 2018-19 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.
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.