RPS Core Advanced Pharmacist Curriculum

What is the RPS Core Advanced Pharmacist Curriculum?

00227-002a-2003-COVID19-Comms-Illustrations-500x294The RPS core advanced curriculum describes the entry-level standard for advanced pharmacists working in any patient focussed role. It bridges the gap between the RPS post-registration foundation curriculum and the RPS consultant pharmacist curriculum. It provides a credentialing assessment to assure pharmacists have the capabilities to practise at an advanced level. 

The curriculum has been developed collaboratively to create an advanced pharmacy workforce to meet future patient and service needs. 

The curriculum outcomes are aligned to multiprofessional advanced frameworks whilst articulating the pharmaceutical knowledge and skills required specifically of advanced pharmacists.

In line with other RPS post-registration curricula it is made up of five broad domains aligned closely to the four pillars of practice: 

  • Person-centred care and collaboration 
  • Professional practice 
  • Leadership and management 
  • Education 
  • Research






How do I get started on my credentialing journey? 
Read our getting started guidance here.
How is this different to RPS Faculty?

RPS Faculty is a retrospective recognition of the advanced level of practice of a pharmacist working in any role. It is only open to RPS members. 

RPS core advanced credentialing is a prospective assurance assessment for pharmacists working in patient-focussed roles. This means it assures pharmacists have the entry-level capabilities to deliver advanced level care to patients.  It is open to all pharmacists including non-RPS members.

How can I find out more?

Find out more about each section of the curriculum by clicking on the tiles below.


Professional validation through Multi-Source Feedback

The feedback received in the Multi-Source Feedback for my portfolio was possibly the most professionally validating activity I have ever completed. I experienced multiple opportunities to reflect on my current and future role; what I was good at and where the strengths of my team lie so that I can make more effective use of my colleagues’ strengths and how I can effectively support them.

- Anne-Marie Kitchen-Wheeler, Advanced Pharmacist