Range of pharmacy programmes

Wales offers an excellent choice of quality, well-structured and relevant training opportunities. You’ll also get career support, right up to and after you register as a pharmacy professional, because in Wales, we value your continuing professional development as much as you do.

Find out the full range of pharmacy training available and how to apply here:

Health Education and Improvement Wales Pharmacy Professional Education 

Pre-registration Pharmacist Training

High Satisfaction Levels

Wales consistently has high pass rates, compared to other parts of the UK, for the GPhC pre-registration assessment.

Excellent Registration Assessment Success

Wales consistently has high pass rates, compared to other parts of the UK, for the GPhC pre-registration assessment.

Multi-Sector Training

We provide the opportunity for you to train across a variety of sectors - including GP surgeries, hospitals and community pharmacies - so you can develop the skills, experience and confidence to work in any pharmacy environment.

NHS Single Lead Employer

Our trainees are always NHS employees, no matter which sector they are training in, providing a positive and joined up experience. With a Single Lead Employer, you’ll have access to a dedicated HR support services team, plus, the benefit of being on NHS terms and conditions, throughout your training.

Supportive Tutors, trainers and mentors

Trainees in Wales benefit from great support from experienced, knowledgeable and friendly tutors overseeing their training; and by many more excellent trainers and mentors.

Post registration opportunities

High numbers of pre-registration pharmacists and pharmacy technicians choose to remain and develop their early careers in Wales, benefiting from exciting job opportunities and continued access to high quality, national training programmes.

As a trainee and then a pharmacy professional in Wales you can register with Health Education and Improvement Wales and access all our resources at

There are also many opportunities, through local employers, to undertake other centrally funded Foundation and then Advanced Practice developments, like clinical diplomas and independent prescribing courses, after you have registered.

Staff Wellbeing at the Heart of the NHS

The NHS in Wales actively cares for the wellbeing of its employees, with many resources in place to ensure staff are supported and looked after.

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