As of July 2021, the pre-registration training year has been replaced by the foundation training year.

Pre-registration trainees will now be known as trainee pharmacists and tutors will be known as designated supervisors.

These changes are part of the implementation of the new standards for the initial education and training of pharmacists that was published by the GPhC in January 2021.

The changes in nomenclature to the foundation training year is likely to be gradual over the coming years. You may still hear/see some of the old terms used.

Pro Tip: By clicking on the red pins on the map below, you can see where the study days in that location will take place.

Still looking for a trainee pharmacist?

If you still have not found a trainee pharmacist, please review our advice here.

Course programme for 2021-2022

The NPA’s Foundation (formerly pre-reg) training programme focuses on the GPhC assessment syllabus and performance standards. We've added some new elements to the programme for 2021.

NEW for 2021.......

At a glance you can see the new additions to this year's programme as well as a reminder of the key features of the NPA's training

Foundation training programme enrolment form

Enrolments are open for the 2021-22 training programme.

Foundation training brochure

Our brochure covers the key features, learning schedule, programme delivery and student testimonials. It also highlights what's new for 2021..

Foundation training testimonials

We offer an extensive Foundation training programme that is very well received by our trainees and their supervisors. A selection of feedback can be seen on this webpage.

Blended learning

Includes interactive face-to-face and virtual study days, intuitive eLearning platform, webinars, OSCEs, case studies, GPhC exam style questions and more....

Additional resources to support trainee pharmacists

The NPA has made available additional training resources for our members to support their trainee pharmacist even if they are not students on the NPA's foundation programme.

Free Designated supervisor training programme

An online training programme on the NPA Learnig Academy that is suitable for all designated supervisors of trainee pharmacists whether new to tutoring or just needing a refresher.

Mock Exam

The mock assessment is designed to fully prepare students so they can be confident and competent in their exam technique and so increase their chances of passing the GPhC registration assessment.