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Training Programme

A Standardised Training Programme

The PRPS does not seek to train hospital pre-reg trainees to work in hospital pharmacy, nor community based trainees to become community pharmacists - but rather, prepare pharmacists for registration, with the knowledge and skills defined in the Performance Standards, and able to deliver pharmaceutical services in either sector in NHSScotland.

All pre-registration pharmacists recruited into the PRPS follow a similar training programme with learning outcomes as specified in the GPhC Performance Standards and Registration Assessment syllabus.

The core PRPS programme is a framework of distance learning and local support events, dovetailing as much as possible with employer training programmes, and features the following:

  • A template workplace training programme to be followed, ensuring that the needs of the GPhC and NES are met.
  • A programme of core direct learning events and a number of specified distance learning packs all of which must be attended/completed by all pre-registration trainee pharmacists in the PRPS.
  • A practice registration¬†assessment to be undertaken by all pre-registration trainee pharmacists in the PRPS.
  • A First Aid training course organised by NES to be undertaken by all pre-registration trainee pharmacists in the PRPS.
  • A period of cross sector experience to be undertaken by all pre-registration trainee pharmacists in the PRPS.
  • A practice research project.