Our Return to the register – building a portfolio programme is designed for pharmacy professionals seeking a return to the register after an absence of more than 12 months. The course is for pharmacy professionals who plan to provide NHS services in England within approximately six months of completing the course. This programme may also be available to pharmacy professionals who work or plan to work in the private sector – please contact us to discuss the suitability of this course for you. Here's what one participant had to say about this event:
“Thank you - this course came just at the right time for me and gave me the confidence I needed to carry on with my application to re-register. Before the course I had been really daunted by the portfolio process and had a hard time trying to figure it all out. I came along and gained a lot from it and am subsequently back on the pharmacy technicians' register.” Return to the register participant
Compiling a portfolio might seem daunting, so we have designed this programme to help you.
In 2024 we are running 3 online e-courses (six-week online course) each year. You will need to commit to the full six weeks of the e-course including the online workshops which are mandatory to progress through the course. (Find out more about the e-course).
February to March 2024:
Wednesday 7th February, 7pm - 9 pm: Introductory online workshop
Wednesday 21st February, 7pm - 9 pm: Week 3 online workshop
Wednesday 6th March, 7 pm - 9 pm: Week 5 online workshop
May to June 2024:
Wednesday 22nd May, 7pm - 9 pm: Introductory online workshop
Wednesday 5th June, 7pm - 9 pm: Week 3 online workshop
Wednesday 19th June, 7 pm - 9 pm: Week 5 online workshop
October to November 2024:
Wednesday 9th October, 7pm - 9 pm: Introductory online workshop
Wednesday 23rd October, 7pm - 9 pm: Week 3 online workshop
Wednesday 6th November, 7 pm - 9 pm: Week 5 online workshop
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place on these courses.
The materials for these events have been endorsed by the General Pharmaceutical Council.
Since October 2012, pharmacy professionals who have been absent from the GPhC register for more than 12 months have been required to submit a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate current professional competence when applying to re-join the register.
The portfolio must include a self-assessment of competence against the GPhC standards, a personal statement, a self-evaluation of how any training, CPD or work experience has prepared the applicant for practice and a personal development plan.