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Foundation Pharmacist Training Programme 2024-25

The Buttercups Foundation Pharmacist Programme is a comprehensive course to prepare trainees for the registration assessment and life as a newly registered pharmacist. Building on the success of our 'blended learning' programme, this year we offer 10 study days with a Buttercups Tutor which will involve a combination of face-to-face training, interactive webinars and self-directed e-learning training materials via our b-Hive online learning platform. Trainees are also given access to our accredited Medicines Counter Assistant (MCA) and RSPH Level 2 Understanding Health Improvement (Health Champion) courses, Vaccinations and Clinical Skills Programme.

Course Details
Workshop Course Cost
£1195 + VAT
Course Category
10 Study days, online materials, webinars and online tracking

Programme Venues

Events take place between (Autumn 2024 to Summer 2025)

  • Birmingham
  • Leeds
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Nottingham
  • Late Programme*


*Important Information

The Late Programme is designed for trainees intending to sit the Autumn registration assessment. Please note, the late programme will be delivered through virtual classrooms only, there is no requirement to meet face-to-face.

We want our clients to be well informed about the performance of their foundation trainees in order to help keep them on track. We therefore provide Designated Supervisors with a feature on their b-Hive account to help track trainee progress at any time, day or night.


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Programme Structure

The course content meets the requirements of the GPhC Foundation Pharmacist Training Programme and reflects the new Learning Outcomes. Buttercups produce a template training plan which can be adapted for your own use for submission to the GPhC for premises approval. If you would like to request a copy of the mapping document please contact Buttercups Training on


Designated Supervisor Training

We offer complementary online training for designated supervisors which is designed to support all irrespective of level of experience. Webinars will be recorded live and uploaded to the b-Hive allowing supervisors the opportunity to refer back at their convenience.


Regional face to face workshop will be offered to those who feel they would benefit from an interactive training session and the opportunity to network with other designated supervisors for an additional fee of £60+VAT.


Programme Leaders

Each learner is given an experienced Buttercups programme tutor(s) to facilitate their learning. They are available throughout the year for information and guidance and their role is one of a coach, a mentor and an assessor. The designated supervisor will be sent a formal report on each trainee’s progress once the programmes are underway, usually between the 26-39 week period.


Pharmacist Support

"Pharmacist Support is an independent charity working for pharmacists and their families, former pharmacists and pharmacy learners to provide help and support in times of need".


The Pharmacist Support web page contains a number of fact sheets that will provide you with valuable advice and information.


Course Features
Minor Ailments and Responding to Symptoms
Pharmacy Law and Ethics
Communication Skills and Patient Counselling
Healthy Living Pharmacy
Clinical Topics by BNF/BNFC Chapter
Medicines Optimisation Workshop (including practical skills on NMS)
Mock Registration Assessment and Revision Guidance
High Risk Medicines
Pharmacy Funding
Safeguarding & Clinical Governance
Skin and Wound Care
Pharmacy Management
First Aid Training
Vaccination Training
Clinical Skills Programme
Optional - GP Practice Programme (for additional fee)