Educational Frameworks

The first output of the workstream to update the frameworks is the Practice Supervisor Framework. This framework has been developed to support practice supervisors. “Practice supervision” in pharmacy relates to day-to-day responsibility for trainees in the workplace. Roles include being available in the clinical or practice environment to provide direction and support, discuss problems, teaching and facilitation on-the-job with developmental conversations and regular developmental feedback.

A “Practice supervisor” in pharmacy is someone who is selected, appropriately trained and responsible for overseeing a specified trainee’s work and providing developmental feedback during a period of training. This role requires appropriate assessment skills. Practice supervisors will support learners to identify opportunities for learning in the workplace and provide supervision of trainees on a day-to- day basis, identifying trainees requiring additional support. Practice supervisors are involved in and contribute to a work-based learning culture.

Examples of roles which would be considered to provide practice supervision are: -

  • NVQ assessor
  • NVQ expert witness
  • Undergraduate placement supervisor (unless students undertake a substantive placement and return over time to the same educational supervisor)
  • Section/rotation/placement trainer

The complete framework is available to download below