Pre-Reg Mock Exam & Revision Courses 2020

Be prepared for practice, not just assessment

Join one of our nationwide revision courses and learn from some of the most experienced and knowledgeable people in the industry. 

Available only to our Associate members, RPS Mock Exams and Revision Courses are a great way to ensure you're ready for your assessment - and for practice.

About the course tutors

The team we've put together to curate and deliver the courses have over 100 years of experience and practice between them. Their backgrounds include extensive work with undergraduate students and Pre-Reg trainees, covering a range of career stages, paths and industries.

The team can offer guidance in areas including revision, exam techniques and dealing with stress. And there's an exclusive podcast available to support your revision in the lead up to the assessment.

What's happening?

This year's course has undergone a rigorous and robust review, and been redeveloped to support your learning needs and exam preparation. Recent changes to the assessment and the latest edition of the BNF are fully integrated into this updated course.

You’ll also sit a mini-mock exam; two papers designed in a format similar to that of the assessment, under test conditions. Afterwards, you’ll be given in-depth feedback along with the results, so you know which areas to focus your revision on. You'll also be able to take these papers home with you for further review.

Take your papers home!

Our two-day revision course includes a mini-mock exam of Paper 1 and Paper 2 - and after our in-depth feedback session you can now take both papers home with you to review at your leisure.

What will I get from the revision course?

  A better understanding of the GPhC registration assessment

 Knowledge of your strengths and weaknesses

 Extra support before the assessment, plus an additional revision podcast

 Opportunities to network with Pre-Registration pharmacists just like you

 A focus on key themes and preparation techniques for the new exam

 A plan to focus your revision efforts more effectively

 A clear understanding of what to expect on assessment day

 Valuable practice answering multiple choice questions under timed conditions

Please note:

  • Refunds are not available for cancellations once a booking is confirmed
  • Bookings cannot be transferred to another Pre-Registration course date
  • Price does not include accommodation.

Dates and Locations


Our Expert Team of Tutors

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Abbas Alidina

Education & Training Lead Pharmacist

Biography Biography

Abbas is the Education and Training Lead Pharmacist at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust. After graduating from King’s College London in 2008, Abbas completed his pre-registration training at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, before moving to Croydon University Hospital, where he has been the pre-registration manager for over 5 years.

As well as extensive experience teaching pre-registration pharmacists, he is also responsible for the supervision and training of a large number of Pharmacy Undergraduate students. His other responsibilities include being a Teacher Practitioner at Brighton University and teaching on the Post-Graduate Diploma in General Pharmacy Practice. He is also on the UKCPA Education and Training Committee, delivering a number of Master Classes and conference work sessions.

Abbas recently completed his Independent Prescribing qualification with a special interest in hypertension, diabetes and renal disease.

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Nadia Bukhari

Principal Teaching Fellow & Pre-Registration Co-ordinator

Biography Biography

Nadia is the chairwoman and organiser for the RPS pre-reg courses. She designed the course when it first started in 2012.

Nadia graduated from the School of Pharmacy, University of London and started her professional career as a community pharmacist as a pharmacy manager at Westbury Chemist in London. Nadia then moved on to work for Bart’s and the London NHS Trust, London as a clinical pharmacist in surgery. It was at this time she began to have an interest in teaching, as part of her role involved the responsibility of being a teacher practitioner for the School of Pharmacy, University of London.

Nadia is a mentor for emerging young leaders taking active interest in their development and building their skills. Her leadership skills as the Chair for the RPS Pre-reg Conferences have been outstanding. Nadia had many visions in order to make these courses a success. Due to her excellent leadership skills, these are now shared visions within the team.

In 2015, Nadia was awarded the status of Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society for her excellence and contributions towards the profession. She is the youngest female and youngest Asian to be awarded this accolade. In 2017, Nadia was elected on the English Pharmacy Board, making her the first Muslim female to be elected onto the national board.

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Krupa Depala

Teaching Practitioner

Biography Biography

Krupa graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2011, completing the MPharm with Honors. She carried out her pre-registration training with Green Light Pharmacy and worked at Green Light Pharmacy as an Education and Training pharmacist until September 2017.

She has a fine balance between community pharmacy and teaching. She is now working as a teaching practitioner for Day Lewis Pharmacy and UCL School of Pharmacy. Since 2013 Krupa has been teaching undergraduate students and pre-registration pharmacists.

Krupa has a great passion for teaching. She believes her main role is to support students in becoming future pharmacists and enjoys being able to support them in their learning process. She is also involved in the development of the pre-registration training day programmes and is continuously looking for ways to be involved at the forefront of the profession.

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Dr Ryan Hamilton

Specialist Pharmacist, Antimicrobials & Acute Medicine

Biography Biography

Ryan is a specialist pharmacist in antimicrobials and acute medicine at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

Ryan studied pharmacy at Liverpool John Moore’s University (LJMU) where he returned, after completing his preregistration training at King’s College Hospital, London, to undertake a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences. His research investigated the interaction of antimicrobial agents with clay minerals and the development of candidate materials, containing these novel clay-drug complexes, for the treatment of infected wounds. During his time as a PhD candidate, Ryan taught on a number of key components of the pharmacy degree, eventually being awarded associate fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

Throughout his career Ryan has supported pharmacy students and preregistration pharmacists. As President of the British Pharmaceutical Students’ Association, he developed guidance for students and trainees, and worked closely with the GPhC to ensure trainees were represented. Ryan now acts as an ambassador for the BPSA and sits on the RPS’s Faculty & Education Board where he represents trainees and foundation years pharmacists.

Ryan is also an active member of the UK Clinical Pharmacy Association for which he regularly adjudicates abstracts for the Association’s symposia, and previously sat on the General Committee.

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Simon Harris

Head of Education & Training and Pre-Reg Training Manager

Biography Biography

Simon graduated from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow in 2002. After spending his pre-registration year working in the hospital sector, he switched to community pharmacy after qualifying and has remained a community pharmacist ever since. After a year of practice Simon moved to Melbourne, Australia where he successfully completed a further 4 weeks pre-registration training before practicing as a community pharmacist for 3 months in and around Melbourne.

In 2010, after spending 6 months volunteering in Zambia delivering nutrition workshops to communities in remote villages, Simon was offered a position with Green Light Pharmacy managing their flagship Euston branch, where he remained for 4 years before committing to a full time Education and Training role in October 2014.

Simon is now the Education and Training Lead and Pre-Reg Training Manager for Green Light Pharmacy, where he runs the highly regarded, and RPS accredited, Green Light Pre-Registration Study Day Programme. As part of this, Simon develops and runs training at monthly study days to pre-regs across England (more info at www.greenlightpharmacy.com). Simon has several years’ experience supporting pre-reg pharmacists and preparing them for the GPhC exam, in the form of one to one tutoring, study days and calculations master classes.

Alongside his role at Green Light, Simon is an Honorary Lecturer at the UCL School of Pharmacy, as well as an Events Tutor in London with CPPE. Simon has also recently begun a post-graduate certificate in education, which he is due to complete in 2019.

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Sonia Kauser

Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice

Biography Biography

Sonia Kauser is currently a Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice at the University of Manchester, a GP practice pharmacist and a trainee advanced clinical practitioner at Prescribing Support Services.

She began her career as a pre-registration pharmacy student at ‘Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’ and then continued her role as a hospital pharmacist. She undertook training in various specialist rotations, including: paediatrics, oncology, psychiatry, general medicine, surgery, anticoagulation, cardiovascular and respiratory. She was able to pursue a Postgraduate Diploma in ‘Clinical Hospital Pharmacy’ at the University of Bradford.

Sonia then transferred her skills to primary care in which she began the role of a Clinical GP Pharmacist (based in Yorkshire). This role enabled her to pursue ‘Level 7 Independent Prescribing’ and her area of specialism was initially ‘anticoagulation’. This role has now developed and she undertakes various tasks including clinical medication reviews. She has recently attained a Postgraduate Diploma in ‘Advanced Practice – Clinical Practitioner’ which will allow her to enhance her skills in minor ailments management within a primary care or urgent care setting.

Sonia has also worked in the following areas: urgent care, out of hours (walk in centre), GSK (training of pharmaceutical reps), community pharmacy, acute ward pharmacist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals and guest lecturer role at the University of Bradford.

Sonia enjoys keeping active, reading and shopping in her spare time. Her most recent publication was in the ‘Prescriber Journal’ June 2017 and describes the use of clinical information systems to improve practice within primary care. 

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Babir Malik

Weldricks Teacher Practitioner

Biography Biography

Babir is currently Weldricks Teacher Practitioner, at the University of Bradford, is a Charity Ambassador for Pharmacist Support, RPS Mentor as well as being the Green Light Campus Northern Pre-reg Lead and Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

He began his pharmacy journey in 2003, at the University of Bradford, after completing a Biomedical Sciences degree. In 2007, he undertook his pre-registration training with Weldricks Pharmacy, whereby he then embarked on a Postgraduate Diploma in Community Pharmacy at Keele University in 2009. Babir has also completely his RPS Faculty journey and is at Stage 1.

As a Teacher Practitioner, his role includes being the Respiratory Lead for the Clinical Pharmacy Community Diploma and being the Stage 4 Calculations Lead. Furthermore, Babir undertook a 10 week secondment as a Clinical Commissioning Group Pharmacist early in 2016. He is also on the MEP Advisory Panel. 

He has been a Pre-registration Tutor as well as sitting on the Rotherham Local Pharmaceutical Committee alongside being a Dementia Friend Champion, whereby he has generated over 300 dementia friends.

Babir currently practices as a relief pharmacist for Weldricks. In June 2016, whilst working in Scunthorpe, his pharmacy was awarded the Chemist and Druggist Medicines Optimisation Award for their innovative LPS Intervention Service.

He is quite active on social media and supports pre-registration pharmacists via groups on WhatsApp and Telegram. He has also written two light-hearted books about pharmacy. Tweet him via @Babir1981

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Oksana Pyzik

Senior Teaching Fellow & Global Engagement Coordinator

Biography Biography

In addition to her role in education, Oksana is also a Global Health Advisor and Board Trustee of the Commonwealth Pharmacists Association. Oksana first started her career as a pharmacist in the primary care setting delivering public health interventions to marginalised patient groups in underserved communities across London. It was this early experience in practice that motivated her to conduct public health research at the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) before moving into the academic sector full time in 2013. She went on to earn her Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Higher Professional Education at the Institute of Education in 2015 and is now a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. Oksana is extensively involved with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Preregistration Conferences in both the development of teaching material as well as delivering training sessions. She also remains active in community pharmacy setting serving as the “Preregistration and Academic Lead” for the Central London Local Practice Forum (LPF) where she acts as a link between Community Pharmacy and Academia in this role. 

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Sadia Qayyum

Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice

Biography Biography

Sadia has had extensive experience in retail, hospital and general practice in management and consultancy positions. She currently holds roles as lecturer in pharmacy practice at the University of Manchester, as an independent prescriber specialising in asthma for a number of general practices as well as a relief branch manager for Well. She is also the Northern lead for the Practice Pharmacists Group working with the Primary Care Pharmacists Association, as well being a Committee Member for the Kashmir Youth Project (KYP) in Rochdale.

From working in different disciplines of pharmacy along with other responsibilities held, she has experience of evaluating evidence and making objective decisions as well as good communication, intellectual and analytical skills. She displays commitment to equality, diversity and fair treatment by advising on and setting up policies and guidance in her various roles.  

Speaking at career events to undergraduate pharmacy students, doctors and other professionals demonstrates Sadia’s ability to learn, reflect and develop professionally. Often she is in a position to inspire the pharmacists of the future. Sadia has experience of coaching, mentoring and teaching a variety of healthcare professionals from a diverse backgrounds and professions including pre-registration pharmacists, GP registrars, medical students, as well as other professionals through many of the roles held during her career.

Sadia continues to work to highlight the unique and invaluable role pharmacists have in healthcare. Irrespective of pharmacists sector of work, she wishes to champion the notion that all pharmacists should aspire to lead the profession into the future.

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Paul Rutter

Professor of Pharmacy Practice

Biography Biography

Paul qualified as a pharmacist in 1992 and started work as a community pharmacist. He became a Boots teacher practitioner working at both Bradford and Portsmouth Universities before taking up a research pharmacist post gaining a PhD centering on skill mix in community pharmacy. He then took a full-time post as senior lecturer at Portsmouth University where his main duties were teaching various aspects of practice but in particular diagnosis and therapeutics. This culminated in the publication of the popular textbook, ‘Community Pharmacy, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment which is now in its fourth UK edition (Feb, 2017). His book has also been adapted for the Australian and New Zealand market and been translated into a number of foreign languages. He is currently the Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). His main areas of interest centre on patient self-care and safety, and the development of competence and professionalism for pharmacists. 

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Atif Shamim

Lead Pharmacist, Community Pharmacy & Primary Care

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Delegate testimonial

Michelle Clothier, Relief Pharmacist, Boots

They really set me up for revision and gave me a clear focus for each part of the GPhC framework. I also really loved and really really appreciated the workbook provided on the day as it was full of important information.

I would recommend the days to all pre-registration trainees because of the support they give. It's not about passing the mock exam (although it is a confidence booster if you do!) its about learning as much as you can from the RPS team, connecting with your fellow pre-regs and building the foundation for your revision.

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