UEA Study Programme

Our study programme aims to provide trainees with high quality learning experiences throughout the training year.

The curriculum is based on six core interlinked themes which are based on the Interim Learning Outcomes of the new GPhC standards for the Initial  Education and Training of Pharmacists.






Trainees attend a series of study blocks which provide group-based interactive learning facilitated by expert practitioners.

We use innovative learning approaches that support all learning styles and the focus is on application of knowledge and skills in practice.






Learning is supported by a virtual learning environment on UEA Blackboard which is also the platform used to provide GPhC style practise assessments throughout the training year.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, all study blocks were delivered via UEA Blackboard Collaborate and other interactive technologies to support small-group learning. It is hoped hat a blended learning approach will be followed for the delivery of the 2021/22 Foundation training study programme.


Dates for 2020/21 study blocks

Induction event: 9 -10 August 2021
Study block 1: 22 - 23 September 2021
Study block 2: 20 - 21 October 2021
Study Block 3: 24 - 25 November 2021
Study Block 4: 26 - 27 January 2022
Study Block 5: 23 - 24 February 2022
Study Block 6: 16 - 17 March 2022
Study Block 7: 27 - 28 April 2022
Study Block 8: 18 - 19 May 2022
Excellence Awards day: 25 May 2022

Our trainees report high levels of satisfaction and consistently achieve excellent pass rates in the GPhC registration assessment.

Trainee comments

“The UEA Study Programme is a well organised, well led and thorough programme that is conducted by friendly and approachable people. The taught sessions included areas of practice that we, as hospital employees, don't see on a regular basis – which has been incredibly useful in terms of both preparing for the GPhC assessment and future practice as pharmacists"
"I have had an amazing experience this year with the UEA study programme. The programme delivery team supported my training in very useful ways such as, providing teaching by expert practitioners, group work on case studies and clinical application exercises and practise questions for the GPhC assessment.  All members of the team were professional, approachable, and always striving to improve my learning experiences Thank you for this year - it's been a blast!"
"It was a very good programme with an amazing team who provided all resources needed to pass the exam, and what is required to create well-rounded healthcare professionals. I highly recommend this programme!"
"The UEA study programme is a well-rounded training programme as it is interactive and facilitates group discussions. Despite the shift to online learning, due to Covid-19, the study sessions remained interactive and relevant to practice."
"Brilliant learning experience, great opportunities to develop clinical knowledge and patient consultation skills. I feel very privileged to participate in this programme which adapted so effectively to the Covid-19 situation and continued to provide a wealth of learning resources and revision materials after the lockdowns."


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