Trainee pharmacists who have successfully completed a 4 years Masters in Pharmacy undergraduate degree must undergo a 1 year pre-registration placement.
Pre-registration pharmacists are required to complete a 1 year pre-registration year in a community or hospital pharmacy and sit an exam before they can apply for registration with the GPhC and call themselves a "Pharmacist". It is good practice for pre-registration students to undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to keep their knowledge up to date. Refer to the www.uptodate.org.uk website to record your CPD.
The NPA provides the following pharmacy training for pre-registration trainee pharmacists: