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Assessment

Foundation Training assessments

Preparing for the Foundation Training portfolio and final assessments

Spring 2020

The Spring 2020 portfolio assessments are underway and those Foundation Pharmacists who submitted their intention to submit, in February, for the Spring assessment will be receiving communication about the submission process.

We are offering a flexible approach to the portfolio assessments and have extended the deadline for portfolio submission to a date that suits the Foundation Pharmacist, tutor and those supporting to finish the portfolio. The extension of the April deadline means however, that we are not able to give you feedback on your portfolio until late August as Assessment Board is due to meet at the end of August. We are trying to organise an earlier Assessments Board (June 2020) with a final assessment ~ 6 weeks later.

Following the Assessment Board we will inform the Foundation Pharmacist which date we are inviting them to sit the final assessment. We plan to give you enough time (6 weeks) between your portfolio outcome and the face to face assessment to prepare for your final assessment.

The two following dates are schedule for final assessments, and we advise current Foundation Pharmacists in assessment, to note these dates and ensure you are available if invited to attend.

  • 20th August 2020
  • 13th November 2020

Due to current Government restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently planning options for the assessment to be held either in person at the NES Glasgow offices or virtually online. Whatever the venue either online or in person at CQ, the format of the assessment will be the same as normal (scenario with an assessor). The arrangements will be confirmed when the invitation to attend is extended.

Some Foundation Pharmacists may wish to defer their assessment to the next diet of assessments in Autumn 2020 (details below).

Autumn 2020

  • Deadline for SEA & Audit submission - 31st August 2020
  • Deadline for indicating submitting is 6 weeks prior to lock down - 5pm, 4th September 2020
  • Deadline for submitting Own Work Declaration and Completion of Resources form - 11th September 2020
  • Portfolio submissions close 9am, 16th October 2020 - portfolios must not be amended after this time
  • Portfolio assessments start 23rd October 2020
  • Final assessments - 6th January 2021
  • Final assessment resits - 4th March 2021

Guidance for final assessments

Please see TURAS Learn pages and the Assessment Handbook

Paper based portfolios

After October 2020 we will be unable to accept paper based portfolios. If you need to discuss please contact a member of the team as e mail below.

If you have questions please contact pharmacy@nes.scot.nhs.uk