Starting your training

Preparing for the start of your pre-registration training ensures you are ready for this important period. We have a range of resources, networks and guidance to get you started.

Are you currently a student member?

 If you've just completed your last year of your MPharm studies, you're eligible to upgrade your student membership to our Associate category, which is for pre-registration trainees. 

Upgrading your membership will provide you with invaluable support over the year ahead for as little as £6.16 a month.

Find out more about becoming an Associate member

Finding a pre-registration training position Finding a pre-registration training position

Provides you with hints and tips on securing a pre-registration placement.

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BPSA guidance for entering your pre-registration training BPSA guidance for entering your pre-registration training

Helps you make the transition from pharmacy student to pre-registration trainee

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Overview of pre-registration training Overview of pre-registration training

Provides you with information on what your training comprises of and information on the registration assessment format including the types of questions

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Your pre-registration timeline Your pre-registration timeline

Highlights key milestones through your pre-registration training.

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Where to find help and support Where to find help and support

Throughout your pre-registration training you may encounter situations where you need extra support and guidance, this guidance gives you information on what organisations can provide you with varying support.

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Building rapport with your pre-registration tutor Building rapport with your pre-registration tutor

Helps you build a rapport with your tutor and gain most out of your pre-registration training.

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Managing difficult situations and overcoming barriers/challenges Managing difficult situations and overcoming barriers/challenges

Pre-registration can be a challenging time, this guidance provides great hints and tips on overcoming these challenges.

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Other useful RPS resources

  • Pharmaceutical Press publications including pre-reg specific titles
  • Read the Pharmaceutical Journal for coverage of pharmacy news, reviews on medicines as well as regular continuing professional development section
  • Read the Clinical Pharmacist journal covering the clinical management of various diseases and clinical pharmacist practice
  • Medicines, Ethics and Practice, the essential guide to pharmacy practice and legislation, covering the Professional and Legal practice areas of the registration assessment framework
  • Familiarise yourself with all the RPS support resources and webinars that provides help with your practice, developing your medicines knowledge and advice on aspects important to you during your training
  • Revision course and full mock exam give you the opportunity to re-visit those difficult topics and gain gudiance and tips from experts on how to approach your preparation
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BPSA is the official student organisation of the RPS and is there to represent and educate pharmacy students and pre-registration trainees.

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