This online training programme is suitable for all pre-registration tutors who are new to tutoring as well as being a refresher for the more experienced tutor. The programme covers key dates and requirements and also focuses on problem solving when difficult situations arise such as if the pre-registration pharmacist is not meeting the required performance standards.

Our expert team is also on hand to support and guide members and their teams through the GPhC approval process to obtain premises approval to deliver pre-registration training and compile a training plan. We will take the pressure off so that you can enjoy the rewarding experience of being a pre-registration pharmacist tutor.

Pharmacists interested in studying this course who are not NPA members are asked to contact our Member Services team by email on: training@npa.co.uk


At the end of the course, tutors will feel confident to create a structured training plan for their trainee. They will also be equipped with the information and skills to shape the next generation of pharmacists and optimise their experience of employing a pre-registration trainee.


Pharmacists taking on a pre-registration pharmacist.


Online training module is delivered via the NPA’s new intuitive eLearning platform, the Learning Academy and covers the following key elements:

  • The roles and responsibilities of a tutor
  • Overview of the pre-registration year
  • Coaching techniques
  • Assessments and providing feedback
  • GPhC key dates
  • Dealing with problematic situations
  • Performance standards and assessing competency
  • The GPhC registration assessment


There is no formal assessment for this course. Completion of training can provide a CPD opportunity. Tutors can refer back to the course at any time if they wish to check information.


There is no formal qualification for this course.


Tutors can refer back to the course content at any point in the pre-registration year.

Start Date

Between April - September: free for members enrolling students onto the Pre-registration Training Programme

Course Fee


Free when enrol student

£40 + VAT