Blended learning

Including face-to-face support, webinars, OSCEs, case studies, GPhC exam style questions and more.

Students enrolled benefit from a range of training resources, letting them learn in the way that’s most effective for them.

Face-to-face

Students join us at their nearest venue from a choice of three locations across England. We book accessible high quality hotel/conference venues, close to rail links and with parking.

By attending six face-to-face study days at English venues, students will:

  • Receive guidance and feedback
  • Engage in workplace scenarios and discussions
  • Participate in Q&A sessions
  • Share experiences
  • Develop their career
  • Broaden their network

OSCEs

Students can gain confidence in the practical elements of the pharmacist’s job role so that they feel prepared once qualified.

Practical stations will test a range of skills, including clinical, consultation, problem solving, and dealing with difficult situations.

Case Studies

These enable students to apply learning to real-life situations, and to gain a greater depth of understanding of topics.

GPhC exam style questions

We provide exam style questions to students during each study day. These include single best answer questions, extended matching questions and calculations. Same day feedback is given, with clear explanations as to how to reach the correct answer.

In addition, we host a free mock exam mapped to the GPhC assessment framework.

Webinars

Six live interactive webinars enable us to supplement student learning with more content than we can fit into the study days.

Students have the flexibility to log in from their computer or smartphone and attend from anywhere 24/7.

Webinars get recorded, so they can be viewed later if the student cannot attend or if they want to watch again later in the year to assist with their revision.

eLearning

The NPA Learning Academy is an engaging and intuitive platform that’s available to students and their supervisors 24/7.

NPA Learning and Development pharmacists can communicate directly with students via the platform.

Supervisors can review their student’s progress and access the Tutor Training programme, coaching tips and other online resources – free to members who enrol a student on the programme.