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Tutor Information

In this critical pre-registration training year, trainees need to put their knowledge and skills developed at university into practice and learn to become competent pharmacists.  Your role as tutor is vital.  You are expected to be the role model and guide the trainee throughout the year.  You will observe the trainee’s performance, assess his/her competence, give him/her feedback and ultimately make the decision that he/she is fit to go on the register.

Tutor Training Course

Applying to be a tutor

If you have at least three years experience as a registered pharmacist in the aspect of pharmacy with which the particular training establishment is concerned you are eligible to apply to attend the tutor training course.

Experienced Tutors

Experienced tutors must attend a refresher training course every five years if they wish to continue as pre-registration tutors.

Tutor Courses

New tutor accreditation:  Full Day – 9:30am – 5.00pm (6.5hours CPD)

Tutor reaccreditation: Half Day – 1pm – 5.00pm (4 hours CPD)

Available dates :

  • Tuesday 19 November 2019
  • Tuesday 18 February 2020
  • Wednesday 4 March 2020
  • Friday 3 April 2020 (postponed due to COVID-10)

Registration can be made via the Events Section of the website.

2019-20 Tutor Course Communication

Accredited Tutors

Details of all current accredited tutors can be found using the link below:

Current Accredited Tutors* (*as of September 2020)

Tutor Responsibilities

When you agree to take on the responsibilities of a tutor for a pre-registration trainee, you must complete the Tutor declaration which accompanies the trainee’s application to the Society.

The Standards for Pre-registration Training contains information regarding tutor responsibilities.

Accessing your Trainee's E-portfolio

To access your Pre-reg Portfolio please use Membership Online.

Pre-registration Training Manual

The Pre-registration Training Manual sets out key information about the pre-registration training year.

Pre-registration Training Manual 2020-21 – for use by tutor and trainees

Pre-registration Trainee Manual 2019-20 – for use by tutors and trainees

Standards for Pre-registration Training

The Code

Change of Tutor

The Standards for Pre-registration Training indicate that a pre-registration training placement must occur in an establishment that is approved for this purpose (section 6) and must occur under the supervision of an accredited tutor (section 7).

If a trainee’s tutor or training site changes then the Pharmaceutical Society NI must be informed prior to the change, using the Change of Tutor/Training Details Form, otherwise there is a risk that training will not be recognised.

Notice:  From 7th November 2016 the learning contract is now part of the change of tutor form.  New tutors will be expected to complete the learning contract along with the trainee.

NB If the trainee is moving to different premises within the same company please ensure that the new premises are approved as a training establishment. If the premises are not approved a ‘Approval of Pharmacy Premises as a Training Establishment’ form must be completed and submitted with the Change of Tutor/Training Details Form.

If co-tutoring is to be adopted a Co-tutor Form must be completed.  Please note that only the first tutor indicated will have access to the E-portfolio,

Quality Assurance

All pharmacists undertaking the role of tutor must meet the eligibility criteria and attend a Tutor training course.

At the end of each training year, trainees are issued with a questionnaire seeking to establish the views of the trainee on the competence of their tutor against a range of competencies.  Each active tutor receives an individualised feedback report showing their performance as judged by their trainee and the mean scores obtained in that training year.