The pass rate of this year’s registration assessment has been announced. There were 2942 candidates who sat our registration assessment on 27 June 2019, with 2128 candidates who passed the assessment; a pass rate of 72.3%.
There were 2677 candidates who sat the assessment for the first time; 148 for the second time and 117 for the third time.
Pre-registration trainee pharmacists are permitted three attempts at the registration assessment. The full analysis from the June 2019 registration assessment will be discussed by Council in September.
June 2019 summary statistics
|Candidate numbers||Number||% of total|
|Total number of candidates||2942||100%|
|Number of first sitting candidates||2677||91.0%|
|Number of second sitting candidates||148||5.0%|
|Number of third sitting candidates||117||4.0%|
|Candidate performance – pass rates||Number||% of total|
|First sitting candidates – pass||2,018||75.4%|
|Second sitting candidates – pass||56||37.8%|
|Third sitting candidates – pass||54||46.2%|
June Registration Assessment results 2011-2019
As the figures below show this was the lowest pass rate since GPhC records began in 2011.
*Pass rates are rounded to the nearest whole number
|Registration year||Total number of candidates sitting||Total number of candidates passing||Pass rate|
GPhC Chief Executive Duncan Rudkin said:
“Congratulations to the trainees who passed this year’s summer registration assessment. I want to wish them well for their future careers and also acknowledge the hard work of tutors and education and training providers in helping trainees prepare for this important step.
“Each assessment is carefully set so that only the candidates who demonstrate the required knowledge and understanding can pass and be eligible to join the register. By only registering those who pass this challenging assessment, we can provide assurance to patients and the public that the pharmacists on our register can practise safely and effectively.”