Pharmaco which prides itself in serving independent community pharmacies and after success of providing pre-reg training for the last 9 years, we are delighted to announce the launch of the 2016-2017 Pre-registration Training Programme commencing in September 2016.

The study days will be on Saturdays and Wednesday, which are allocated on a first come first serve basis. Attendance for enrolled trainees is mandatory. Tutors will be promptly notified of any absenteeism.

With the success of running a tutor workshop last year we are once again going to extend this programme which will include an evening Tutor Training session. Also included to enhance their confidence, an additional study day which will allow the trainees to sit a full-length mock registration exam.

These programmes will be run by experienced providers at an excellent value to our members. The training programme is very comprehensive which covers a broad range of topics.

Aside from the scheduled events, tutors and trainees enrolled on this programme can also benefit from the continued support and advice available from the training facilitators who are in regular contact with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and attend their annual Pre-registration Managers’ meeting. In addition, all trainees will be given access to the Pharmacy e-Training System which will allow them to access news and information relating to the Pre-registration year and to download course materials.

The tutor training workshop is FREE and the Pre-registration course fees are only £949.00 + VAT per candidate for Birmingham. Enrolments are being accepted immediately. These rates are very much competitive than others in the market. Hence do not miss this opportunity.

You can enrol your pre-registration trainees by faxing the following information to 0121 326 6700





Please enrol the above-mentioned pre-registration pharmacist to your 2016/17 programme.


PLEASE FAX THIS TO: 0121 326 6700 or email at: If you have any queries or wish to discuss this matter kindly do not hesitate to contact us on 0121 326 6655. You can also pass this information to other pharmacies.

Click here to download the Pre-Registration Program Enrolment Form

Tutor Training 8th September 2016

  • Evening Session: Introduction to the Preregistration Year
  • Key Milestones & Deadlines
  • Performance Standards and Evidence Collection
  • The Pre-registration Study Day Programme

Trainee Events

 Day 1: Saturday 1st October 2016/Wednesday 21st September 2016
 Agenda    Homework 

 Introduction to the Programme

  • Pre-registration Year, Programme Overview & Evidence Collection
  • Introduction to Essential Reference Texts
  • Calculations Introductory Test Paper
  • Calculations Tutorial
  • Skin Interactive Workshop
  • Skin Conditions ‘Picture Quiz’


  •  Start MCA course online*
  • Complete online Calculations Paper 1 (10 questions)
  • Download & complete Community Specialist Day pre- course work
  • Download & complete BNF/BNFC Chapter 5 workbook  
 Day 2: Saturday 5th November 2016/Wednesday 2nd November 2016
 Agenda    Homework 

 Community Specialist Day

  • Infections Clinical Quiz
  • Drug Tariff Presentation & Workshop
  • Elastic Support Hosiery & Truss Sessions
  • Wound Management & Stoma Care Interactive Presentations
  • Calculations Paper 1 Review (completed as pre-course work)
  • Infections Formulary Workshop


  • Continue with the MCA course online*
  • Complete online Calculations Paper 2 (10 questions)
  • Download & complete Women’s Health & Childhood Ailments Cases
  • Diabetes pre-course work (download and complete cases)
  • Download & complete BNF/BNFC Chapter 6 workbook
  • Complete online BNF/BNFC assessment style questions on Chapter 5 
 Day 3: Saturday 26th November 2016/ Wednesday 23rd November 2016
 Agenda    Homework 

 Responding to Symptoms & Diabetes Event

  • Endocrine Clinical Quiz
  • Diabetes Clinical Workshop & Practical Session
  • Women’s Health & Childhood Ailments Workshop
  • Calculations Paper 2 Review (completed as pre-course work)
  • Complete the MCA course online*
  • Complete online Calculations Paper 3 (20 questions)
  • Download & complete Law and Ethics pre-course work (including online MCQs)
  • Complete online POM to P MCQs
  • Download & complete BNF/BNFC Chapter 4 workbook
  • Complete online BNF/BNFC assessment style questions on Chapter 6
  • Watch mini presentation on Dementia (optional)
 Day 4: Saturday 14th January 2017/Wednesday 11th January 2017
 Agenda    Homework 

 Law and Ethics, Patient Counselling & Nervous System

  • Nervous System Clinical Quiz
  • Review of Law and Ethics pre-course work
  • Ethical Dilemmas and Decision Making
  • Patient Counselling Workshop (OTC Medication)
  • Nervous System Case Studies
  • Calculations Paper 3 Review (completed as pre-course work)


  • Complete online Calculations Paper 4 (20 questions)
  • Directed reading for Medicines Optimisation Workshop
  • Download & complete BNF/BNFC Chapters 2 & 3 workbooks
  • Complete online BNF/BNFC assessment style questions on Chapter 4
  • Use “Level Understanding Health Improvement Course” Modules to prepare for day 5.
 Day 5: Saturday 25th February 2017/Wednesday 22nd February 2017
 Agenda    Homework 

 Medicines Optimisation Event

  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory System Clinical Quiz
  • Medicines Optimisation Workshop - (MUR/NMS case studies on Cardiovascular and Respiratory disease and inhaler workshop)
  • Patient Counselling Workshop (POM Medication)
  • Calculations Paper 4 Review (completed as pre-course work)
  • How to pass the Registration Assessment


  • Complete online BNF/BNFC assessment style questions on Chapters 2, 3, 7-10  
 Day 6: Saturday 25th March 2017/Wednesday 22nd March 2017
 Agenda    Homework 

 First Aid

 (An accredited provider delivers and assesses this session)

 Prepare for the Mock Assessments
 E.g. review framework issued by Buttercups with supporting notes.

 Day 7: Saturday 22nd April 2017/ Wednesday 19th April 2017
 Agenda    Homework 

 Mock Registration Assessment

  • Paper 2: Selected Response (120 questions – 2.5 hours)
  • Paper 1: Calculations (40 questions – 2 hours)
  • Mock Assessment Review begins’


 Begin to develop revision plan

 Day 8: Saturday 29th April 2017/ Wednesday 26th April 2017
 Agenda    Homework 

 Mock Review & Pharmacy Management

  • Mock Assessment Review continues & Revision Planning Activity
  • Pharmacy Management Workshop
  • Assessment guidance session
  • End of Programme Feedback

 Complete online BNF/BNFC assessment style questions on Chapters 11-16



  Trainees will need to ensure that they bring the following:

  • GPhC approved calculator
  • Recent editions of the BNF & BNFC
  • Completed pre-coursework assigned for the Study Day
  • Drug Tariff (On Day 2)
  • GPhC Standards of Conduct, Ethics & Performance (On Day 4)