As you start your foundation training year it can seem a challenge to maintain your learning while you are working in practice. We offer a wide range of resources to support you including e-learning and downloadable distance learning programmes. We also run a number of workshop events (online or face to face) each semester, across England, which are facilitated by local tutors.
Our guide, Your foundation training year, has suggestions to get you started.
This guide tells you how we can support you to:
To access these programmes and book a workshop you will need to register as a trainee pharmacist with CPPE. If you would like to find out how to register, and to merge an existing pharmacy undergraduate account with your trainee pharmacist account, you can access information here.
We have listed some programmes below to help you make sure you have a well-rounded portfolio of learning after you pass your registration exam, so you can secure the position that you want. If you’re working in community pharmacy practice, it’s a service specification requirement to complete appropriate learning such as the CPPE Repeat dispensing e-learning programme.
Wherever you work, consultation and clinical history taking skills are essential. You can find out more about the national practice standards for consultation skills in pharmacy and access resources and learning by visiting our Consultation skills (foundation) gateway page.
Take a look at our section on early career pharmacists to see how we can support you beyond your foundation training year, as you begin your career as a registered pharmacist.
Self-study programmes available as PDFs
Online courses held over a number of weeks, supported by a CPPE tutor
Self-study online interactive learning, podcasts or e-lectures
Programmes for community pharmacy teams
Self-study guides available as PDFs
Online workshops facilitated by a CPPE tutor
Programmes for hospital and primary care pharmacy teams
Local workshops facilitated by a CPPE tutor or some you can deliver yourself
We recognise that people have different learning needs. Some of our programmes contain core learning while others deliver more complex learning that is only required to support certain roles. We have three categories of learning (1,2,3) and have allocated each programme to an appropriate category.
Core learning. Builds on limited knowledge. Some background reading may be required.
Application of knowledge. Assumes prior learning.
Supporting specialisms. We may not be the provider and will signpost you to other learning providers.
Learning programmes from other providers which complement your learning.