PRE-Registration Training

The ProPharmace pre-registration training programme offers a unique and unparalleled training experience. Having successfully supported thousands of pre-registration trainee pharmacists through their learning journey, and with a 100% recommendation from past trainees, we are pleased to launch our 2020-21 training programme. 

Our Pre-registration Training PROGRAMMEs

Click on the training programme most applicable to your pre-registration training placement to view the the programme outline


Day 1

Day 1: Induction & Community Pharmacy

Day 1 of the programme introduces the GPhC registration assessment framework and how to meet performance standards. Other workshops covered on this day include Part 1 of the Master Calculations Series, principles of promoting healthier lifestyles, as well as consultation skills and behavioural change as a tool to support health promotion. Trainees will also have the opportunity to take part in minor ailments scenarios and a skin conditions workshop on how to recognise the red flag symptoms that differentiate minor illness from major disease.

Day 2

Day 2: Clinical Pharmacy

This day will include a baseline minor ailments assessment and part two of the Master Calculations Series. The day will also include workshops on the ‘Gastro-intestinal System’, a medium weighting therapeutic area and ‘the Cardiovascular System’, a high weighting therapeutic area.

Day 3

Day 3: Clinical Pharmacy

Day 3 includes the final part of the Master Calculations Series. The day includes workshops on the Respiratory System, a medium weighting therapeutic area and the nervous system, a high weighting therapeutic area.

Day 4

Day 4: Clinical Pharmacy

This day will include a full Mock Calculations Assessment. Workshops on day 4 will include ‘Infections’, a high weighting therapeutic area and the ‘Genito-Urinary System’ a medium weighting therapeutic area. Workshops will include analysis and interpretation of case studies and discussing how medicines should be optimised to achieve the best patient outcomes.

Day 5

Day 5: Clinical Pharmacy

Day 5 covers the ‘Endocrine System’, a high weighting therapeutic area, which includes identifying and discussing case studies on Diabetes and Thyroid conditions and longterm condition management. The day also includes a practical workshop on insulin devices, as well as using resources effectively and interpreting information from a number of resources that will appear in the GPhC registration assessment.

Day 6

Day 6: First Aid Training

Day 6 is a practical training day in which you will be required to demonstrate an awareness of first aid skills and knowledge in line with GPhC performance standard C.2.10. At the end of the day you will receive your certificate in First Aid.

Day 7

Day 7: Law & Ethics

This day focuses on Law and Ethics, with various workshops to develop an understanding of the laws and acts that affect the practice of pharmacists. Concepts of ethical decision making, liability, accountability and professional responsibility will also be covered on this day, as well as legal requirements associated with responsible pharmacist regulations and CD regulations.

Day 8

Day 8 Mock Registration Assessment

This day allows trainees to sit full length Part 1 and Part 2 GPhC Mock registration assessment papers under timed conditions in order to identify areas of the GPhC registration assessment framework where further knowledge and application is required. Mock Papers will be returned to trainees on the final day to aid their revision.

Day 9

Day 9: Exam Preparation

On the final day of the programme performance on the mock assessment will be reviewed and exam techniques and revision tips in preparation for the GPhC registration assessment will be discussed. The day will also provide the opportunity to identify further learning needs and will enable exploration of learning points from previous sittings of the GPhC registration assessment whilst practicing exam style questions.

It is essential that trainees completing their training in a multi-sector training site have the opportunity to attend a training programme that covers the key learning outcomes that are expected of pre-registration trainees in General Practice and Community Pharmacy. This programme is applicable in a way that allows trainees to develop their roles effectively and successfully practice in both settings.  The programme is mapped to the GPhC registration assessment framework, meets key performance standards and includes all the tools and resources required to pass the registration assessment. 

Day 1


  • Introduction to working in General Practice & the Multidisciplinary Team
  • Calculations Part 1
  • Minor Ailments
  • Consultation Skills & working with community pharmacy
  • Practice Exam Questions

Day 2


  • Calculations Part 2
  • Clinical Topics: Cardiovascular Disease Case Studies
  • Hypertension: diagnosis, review & basic clinical examinations
  • Medicines Reconciliation & Transfer of Care
  • Responding to medicines related queries
  • Practice Exam Questions

Day 3


  • Calculations Part 3
  • Clinical Topics: Respiratory System Case Studies: Asthma & COPD Diagnosis & Review
  • Clinical History taking and record keeping
  • Practice Exam Questions

Day 4


  • Paper 1 Mock Exam
  • Clinical Topics: Infections & AMR
  • Contraceptives & HRT
  • Introduction to AUDIT, Quality Improvement & prescribing safety
  • Practice Exam Questions


Day 5


  • Clinical Topics: Diabetes
  • Interpretation of blood test results
  • Structured Medication Reviews
  • Polypharmacy and deprescribing
  • Multi-morbidity & Medicines optimisation

Day 6


  • First Aid Training

Day 7


  • Legal & Regulatory Framework in General practice
  • GPhC Standards & Guidance
  • Responsible Pharmacist Regulations
  • CD Regulations
  • Decision making

Day 8


Mock Exam Paper 1
Mock Exam Paper 2

Day 9


  • Paper 1 Review
  • Paper 2 Review
  • GPhC Learning Points
  • Keep Up to Date

Key Features

Personalised Virtual Learning Environment

Trainees will have access to a Virtual Learning Environment that includes a wealth of resources as well as pre-work to ensure they are well prepared for their training days. The VLE also includes leadership boards to kick start some healthy competition amongst the 500 trainees enrolled on the programme.

Online assessments

As well as the assessments carried out throughout the year during the training sessions, trainees will have access to online assessments which they can complete in their own time to provide further practice and support.

Tutor Feedback & post training action Plans

We believe that tutors should be involved in their trainee learning journey. For this reason, we provide feedback to our tutors after each training session to keep them informed about the objectives and competencies completed on the day, test results, as well as questions and scenarios.

Video Learning

Video learning solutions enable a more tailored approach for trainees to practice at their own pace in order to build their confidence in the steps needed to achieve the correct answer in their calculations online practice.

What our students say


Expert Trainers

Our expert trainers have one thing in common; they are passionate about supporting pre-registration trainees

Track record

We’ve been delivering pre-registration since 2006. With over 500 trainees currently enrolled on our programmes, we are one of the leading pre-registration training providers in the UK

Exclusive Tools & Resources

We invest in new content and digital learning tools each year to give trainees the best chance of passing the registration assessment

High Quality

We are committed to delivering a high quality training experience with content mapped to the GPhC framework, up-to- date and evidence based

Frequently asked questions

The course costs £1100 plus VAT. Buying groups and pharmacy chains are entitled to a discount, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

The course is delivered in various locations, which include London, Birmingham, Leicester, Portsmouth, Leeds, Manchester. New locations are added depending on demand.

Our training is delivered in a way that ensures trainees receive all the support they need to pass the registration assessment. By supporting tutors we ensure that the training received in the pharmacy complements the training that they receive on our programme. Through the provision of training plans, tools and resources we are also able to support trainees in their in-house training experience.  

Tutors receive tutor training, post training action plans as well as regular feedback about their trainees performance.

If you would like us to get in touch with a pharmacy where you wish to complete your training please contact us.

We believe that the popularity of the ProPharmace programme is due to our unique approach to pre-registration training which involves the latest evidence based pharmacy education and listening and acting on trainee and tutor feedback over our many years of supporting trainees. The programme has developed over the years to ensure it exceeds trainee and tutor expectations and this is evident from our track record and 100% recommendation from past trainees Click here

We believe that the popularity of the ProPharmace programme is due to our unique approach to pre-registration training which involves the latest evidence based pharmacy education and listening and acting on trainee and tutor feedback over our many years of supporting trainees. The programme has developed over the years to ensure it exceeds trainee and tutor expectations and this is evident from our track record and 100% recommendation from past trainees Visit Testimonials Page . You can read about the programme here 

We train over 500 trainees, but each class has no more than 25 trainees to ensure our trainer trainee ratio provides the best environment in which trainees can learn effectively.

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