Practice Supervisor Training

The Practice Supervisor (PS) role is important within the workplace.  The PS is responsible for overseeing trainees work and providing developmental feedback during a specified period of training.  Their role includes supporting learners to identify opportunities for learning within the workplace and to provide day to day responsibility of supervision of trainees.

Structure of the course

Practice Supervisor training is being delivered by The Pharmacy Training Company (PTC). The course is designed to allow flexible access to one, two or three key modules which are mapped to the GPhC Guidance for Tutors. Each module will involve watching a presentation, completing some additional reading and followed by one written assignment, allowing each participant to apply their knowledge in practice.

Flexible access allows participants to access modules at a time and pace convenient to them; each module to be completed over the course of 8 weeks.  Individualised feedback will be provided on each assignment to support on-going learning and development.  The PTC will offer optional two monthly webinars reviewing each of the completed modules.
A certificate will be issued upon satisfactory completion of the full programme.

Target audience

This course is for:


All practice supervisors (trainers) supporting the training and development of any trainee group, in any sector of pharmacy across London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

This course is suitable to new practice supervisors, but will serve as a useful refresher for existing practice supervisors.
It is recommended that existing practice supervisors review the course against their own learning needs before applying.  Terms and conditions will apply.


The total course duration is 6 months to complete the following THREE modules: Being a Professional Role Model, Giving Feedback and Supporting Learners.

About the Modules


Being a Professional Role Model

Aim of this module:

  • To provide guidance on the expectations of the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
  • To describe the role and key attributes of an educator
  • To explain the importance of professionalism in training others

Giving Feedback

Aim of this module:

  • Describe the different models for giving good quality feedback to your trainees
  • Describe the differences between coaching and mentoring and how each of these can be used to develop your trainees
  • To understand the basic principles of leadership

Supporting Learners

Aim of this module:

  • To apply GPhC Standards and frameworks to managing training problems.
  • To provide support resources to help you to support your trainee.
  • To help develop a structured approach to decision making and a structured approach to resolving problems with a trainee requiring additional support.

How to Apply and Key Dates

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If this course meets your learning needs as a Practice Supervisor then you should complete the application form to register your interest.

Future Cohorts To be Confirmed

Priority will be given to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in pharmacies registered with the Oriel National Recruitment System, to support placement quality criteria.

The Pharmacy Training Company will be in touch shortly after the deadline to confirm your place, along with information on attending the introductory webinar.

Terms and Conditions

By enrolling onto this course, you are entering into a commitment with Health Education England and the Pharmacy Training Company.  You will be asked to indicate that you have read and understood the terms and conditions before submitting your application.  By submitting your application, you are indicating that you accept our terms and conditions. 

Full details of the terms and conditions are available on the Terms and Conditions page.
For more information on what to do if you are not able to complete the course once enrolled, please visit our frequently asked questions.

Further information

For further information about the course and the application process, please contact The Pharmacy Training Company directly: