Registering your training site

If you are interested in becoming a designated supervisor, check out our guide:

You must meet the following criteria:

  • You must have been a practising pharmacist for three years within Great Britain.
  • Be able to work at least 28 hours per week for a minimum of four days.
  • Have been practising in the sector, or a related sector, of pharmacy in which you wish to supervise.
  • Not be subject to a hearing with the Fitness to Practice Committee or under criminal investigation.

Please refer to the GPhC designated supervisor suitability policy for further details.

Complete the application

The application can be found at on the GPhC website or contact the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) on 020 3713 8000.

All applications and training plans must be submitted via email to 

All applications for premises registration for the 2022/23 training year should be submitted by the 1 April 2022. 

Application is approved

The application process takes approximately eight weeks. Once approval has been granted it is valid for a period of three years.

Once the application is received the pharmacy details will appear on the GPhC will not notify you directly.

If you need help with the process please contact us.

Tips for completing the application

  • You will be required to submit your 52 week training plan for the foundation training year.
  • When constructing your plan use the interim learning outcomes as a template which can be found in the training manual. 
  • Using the standards, plan logically either weekly or monthly. Plan how they will be demonstrated and when they are to be achieved.
  • Approach it in a simple and easy to follow order (eg the order it appears within the manual) to make it easy for the trainee, staff and GPhC to understand.

Tips for creating a plan

Your training plan must include the following:

  • Cover the full period of pre-registration training (52 or 26 weeks as applicable).
  • Be laid out chronologically and be clearly defined (for example weekly or monthly).
  • Specify the area of practice in which the trainee will be working throughout the training period.
  • Include training that will occur at the main site and at alternative locations.
  • State the objectives within each area of practice and map the activities to the learning outcomes to identify how they will be met.
  • Include a range of clinical topics throughout the plan.
  • Include the name and address of the training provider.
  • Be presented in a typed format.
  • Be current and dated.
  • Include a date for review.

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