Foundation Programme

The Foundation Programme (FP) is a work-based programme designed to support early-career pharmacists to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver safe and effective pharmaceutical care to patients.

The programme requires pharmacists to evidence the 26 competencies within the Royal Pharmaceutical Society's (RPS) Foundation Pharmacy Framework via the development of a portfolio. To support the development of the required competencies, pharmacists attend workshop sessions and undertake structured practice activities within the workplace. Pharmacists undertaking the Foundation Programme are supported by an Educational Supervisor, a more experienced practitioner who can provide support and guidance throughout the programme.

To successfully complete the Foundation Programme, pharmacists must submit their FP portfolio of evidence developed during their in-practice training to NICPLD for assessment. Candidates whose portfolio meets the required standard will be issued with a Certificate of Completion.

NICPLD currently offers foundation programmes to pharmacists working in the following roles:

NB these programmes will CLOSE to new applicants on 31st May 2022. Pharmacists can apply to join the new Integrated Post-Registration Foundation Programme which starts in September 2022. Further information will be provided at the Integrated Post-Reg FP launch event on Monday 20th June 11.00am-12.30pm. If you would like to attend the launch event, click on this link: https://www.nicpld.org/courses/enrol.asp?CourseType=WS&CourseID=5998. This will enrol you onto the event, and you will be sent an automatic confirmation email containing the webinar Zoom link. Please note, we will be recording the webinar for those who are unable to attend on 20th June.

Last updated: 6th August 2018