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Pharmacist pre-registration training

Amongst its regulatory functions, the GPhC is responsible for quality assuring your pre-registration training and your subsequent registration as a pharmacist.

Pre-registration pharmacists must complete 52 weeks of satisfactory supervised and assessed training in employment and pass the registration examination for admission to the GPhC register.

This pre-registration training is managed by a tutor, an experienced pharmacist, at an accredited training site.


The operation of the pre-registration scheme is governed by the Pharmacy Order 2010 and the GPhC Procedures for the Initial education and training for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians 2010.

The procedures are published on the GPhC website and are updated regularly.

The pre-registration scheme requirements sets out how the GPhC expects the pre-registration scheme to operate. It is important to recognise that employers/training providers may have additional requirements, which must also be met under contractual arrangements.

Pre-registration Manual