Foundation Tutor resources


Preparing to become a RPS Foundation tutor

Are you thinking of becoming a tutor for a Foundation pharmacist? View our guidance below to help find out more about the role and benefits to both you and your Foundation pharmacist.

Who can be a Foundation tutor?

A pharmacist who:

  • Is a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS)
  • Is a member of the RPS Faculty (or working towards)
  • Has completed Foundation training (or equivalent post registration experience)

Why be a tutor?

As a tutor you will:

Be providing support to Foundation Pharmacists during their Foundation journey
Have the opportunity to develop and demonstrate advanced practice skills such as leadership and mentorship, which can be recognised by the RPS Faculty.

Be contributing to the future of the profession in creating the next generation of pharmacists who can become leaders driven to improve, practice and patient outcomes

How to become a tutor?

Requirements of tutors:

Support for being a Foundation tutor

We have developed resources to support you in your role as a Foundation tutor including:

  • RPS Tutor Guidance and the supplement Tutoring Foundation Pharmacists
  • Join our online Tutor group to communicate with other Foundation tutors to share tips, best practice and experiences of supporting tutees and any useful resources for their role.
  • Gain support and guidance from a mentor

Benefits of being a tutor – Professional Recognition

Professional recognition via the Faculty:

  • The Foundation Programme supports RPS Foundation tutors by providing an opportunity to gather evidence and map their learning opportunities and professional development to a the Advanced Pharmacy Framework. As a tutor you will be demonstrating knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined  in cluster 5: Education, Training and Development (Advanced Pharmacy Framework)

General support for Professional Development 

  • It also provides an opportunity to identify new development needs and promote further professional development.
  • An opportunity to contribute to the professional development of others, providing you with personal satisfaction that you have made a contribution to someone’s development.
  • Provides you with experience for future roles, for example. Roles in education and training.