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Post-registration foundation pharmacist training programme

This programme is for early career pharmacists (up to 18 months qualified). It offers you an opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills, and behaviours to confidently practice in any sector, at a generalist post-registration foundation level.

The programme will be available until the new General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) initial education and training standards for pharmacists are fully implemented.



Support will be provided from an educational supervisor, a practice supervisor, and a designated prescribing practitioner. You will also be able to develop communities of practice with fellow peers to support each other.


What’s involved

You will complete an online e-portfolio of evidence to demonstrate the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s (RPS) post-registration foundation curriculum learning outcomes.

The programme also involves:

  • experiential learning in work and across multidisciplinary teams
  • protected time in practice to develop evidence and undertake programme activities
  • a blended teaching approach with Cardiff University
  • completing postgraduate credit-bearing modules (80 credits)
  • gaining your independent prescribing qualification.

Successfully completing this programme will support your progression to the RPS advanced practice pathway.


Early Career Pharmacist vacancies 2023/24

The following pharmacist employment organisations advertise jobs for early career pharmacists (newly enrolled at the end of 2022/23, or qualified for 12-24 months), with the offer of embarking on HEIW's post-registered pharmacist foundation programme either in September 2023 or January 2024. 

ABUHB = Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

BCUHB = Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

CTMUHB = Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

CAVUHB = Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

HDUHB = Hywel Dda University Health Board

PTHB = Powys Teaching Health Board

SBUHB = Swansea Bay University Health Board

NHS contractors
Name Organisation type Health board(s) Total places allocated Sep 2023 Jan 2024 Job advert/key contacts Comments
Harlow and Knowles Pharmacy Community pharmacy HDUHB 1 0 1    
Rowlands pharmacy Community pharmacy BCUHB, HDUHB, PTHB 6 2 4    
Treorchy Pharmacy Community pharmacy CTMUHB 1 1 0    
Insync Pharmacy Community pharmacy CAVUHB 1 1 0

Vacancy details

Job description

Superdrug Community pharmacy ABUHB 1 0 1    
Boots UK Community pharmacy ABUHB, BCUHB, CAVUHB, CTMUHB, HDUHB, PTHB, SBUHB, Velindre University 20 7 13 Job advert - closes: August 2023  
Avicenna Retail Ltd. Community pharmacy CTMUHB 6 2 4    
Well Community pharmacy CTMUHB 1 0 1    
Total     43 17 26    
Vale Group Practice, Barry GP practice CAVUHB 1 1 0    
LLantwit Major and Coastal Vale Medical Practice, Eryl Surgery GP practice CAVUHB 1 0 1    
Mount Pleasant Practice GP practice ABUHB 1 1 0 Job advert - closed Pharmacist to contact employer directly
Newton Medical Practice GP Practice PTHB 1 0 1    
Caldicot Medical Group, Gray Hill Surgery GP practice ABUHB 2 0 2    
Pendre Surgery, Mold GP practice ABUHB 1 0 1    
Western Vale Family Practice, Cowbridge GP practice CAVUHB 1 0 1    
Ty'r Felin GP Practice, Gorseinon and SBUHB Renal Services GP practice and health board SBUHB 1 0 1    
Total     10 2 8    
Managed sector by health board (primary and secondary care opportunities)
ABUHB Employed via health board   5 4 1    
BCUHB Employed via health board   10 8 2 Job advert - closed Pharmacist to directly contact employer
CAVUHB Employed via health board   4 3 1 Job advert - closes 14 March 2023  
CTMUHB Employed via health board   4 3 1    
HDUHB Employed via health board   4 3 1 Job Advert - closes 16 March 2023 Not sure if this job advert has programme attached- pharmacists to confirm directly with employer
PTHB Employed via health board   0 0 0    
SBUHB Employed via health board   3 2 1

NHS Jobs: Job advert or via TRAC: Jobs - Swansea Bay University Health Board

Closing date for applications: 26 March 2023. Virtual interviews: Monday 17 and Wednesday 19 April 2023
Velindre University NHS Trust Employed via health board   1 1 0    
Total     31 24 7    
Overall total     84 43 41    
Other resources

Video presentations about the programme:

Post-registration foundation pharmacist programme

English transcript


The changing landscape of pharmacy practice in Wales 

English transcript 


For more information please access our programme FAQ's, or please email with your enquiry.