Preparation for Vocational Training Scheme (VTS)
Foundation Pharmacist VTS Strategy
We have developed a 'Foundation Pharmacist Programme: Preparation for Vocational Training Scheme Strategy' to support organisations across the region to shape future programmes to be developed through engagement and collaboration. There are 3 main streams within the strategy which is available to download below.
Work stream A: Operationalising the Programme, Scoping
Work Stream B: Work place programmes development
Work Stream C: Developing Educational Infrastructure / Governance
Vocational Training Scheme Pilots
In order to develop vocational training for foundation pharmacists, we commissioned three Foundation Pharmacist Vocational Training Scheme (VTS) Pilots:
- South East London Foundation Pharmacist Vocational Training Scheme
- East Sussex Better Together Foundation to Advance Vocational Training Scheme
- North Central London Foundation Pharmacist Vocational Training Scheme
Each scheme has multisector organisations involved in hosting trainees. Trainees rotate around the different sectors of care, creating a work based portfolio that includes undertaking Supervised Learning Events (also known as workplace based assessments). All of the programmes are underpinned by the RPS Foundation Pharmacy Framework. East Sussex Better Together uses both the Foundation and RPS Advanced Level Framework.
The schemes are supported by an Evaluation strategy and VTS Network, both of which will feed into the regional and national strategy for Foundation Pharmacist Training.