Not all pre-registration pharmacist training programmes are the same
Your pre-registration pharmacist training programme is an important part of your year. It is critical in fact. To help make sure you choose the right one we have put together a series of questions to help you understand what’s important.
Choosing your pre-registration pharmacist training programme
What is the delivery method?
All pre-registration pharmacist training programmes involve a series of tutorials which collectively cover the content that you need to know to successfully complete your assessment at the end of the year. Traditionally these are delivered face to face and require you to reduce the amount of time you spend in your pharmacy learning hands on. Time spent practising and learning from your tutor and team is invaluable. At Scientia Skills our programme includes a modern, delivery method that is designed to fit around you and ensure that you maximise your practice time. We offer 15 virtual classroom sessions in the evening which means you don’t have to leave your pharmacy or pay expensive travel costs.
What sort of support is offered?
Support ranges from generalist, technical support with the mechanics of your course – workbooks, deadlines and such to a much more in depth and useful kind of support. At Scientia Skills our experienced pharmacists provide one to one, personalised support covering everything from content to assessment advice and support getting through the year!
How many people are in my cohort?
Some larger providers run with very large groups which means less focus per student and a less personalised approach. At Scientia Skills we have built our programme around cohorts of 15 delegates as a maximum. We find that this allows the optimum balance between being able to get to know our students, support them properly and providing a big enough group allowing student to student support. We deliver regular group question and answer sessions to ensure everyone benefits from each others thoughts.
How does the programme help with practice assessments?
Practice assessments are a vital tool to help you prepare for the end of year assessment effectively. They allow you to experience the format of the questions, practice pacing yourself and expose you to the type of questions you will be expected to answer.We are often surprised that some providers don’t include this kind of activity in their programmes and only offer them as expensive add ons. At Scientia Skills our programme includes mock assessments for paper 1 and 2 with individual feedback and help preparing for the real assessment. We are the caring pharmacy training company after all!
As always we want to provide the best support to both trainees and tutors. We don’t just send you a training pack and then leave you to it. That approach starts now. Get in touch whichever way suits you and we’ll happily answer your questions. We are always happy to talk training. Remember, the only silly question is the one you don’t ask…