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PDA Education

The PDA's Education Hub is an online platform that provides FREE training and support to PDA members.

In April 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, the PDA made a commitment to all provisionally registered pharmacists to ensure they had the support they needed as they took on their new roles. The PDA delivered on that promise with the launch of the PDA Education Hub in August 2020. 

CURRENT activities

View the latest PDA Education programmes and events here. 


  • PDA Education Launches Member Learning Needs Survey

    Wed 5th January 2022 The PDA

    PDA Education provides free training to PDA members through its online Education Hub, online live events, courses and workshops and through in-person face-to-face training. In order to identify member needs and enhance the training and support offered to members, PDA Education has launched a Member Learning Needs Survey.  

  • PDA Education delivers first face-to-face training course for Workplace Representatives

    Sat 20th November 2021 The PDA

    Earlier this month, PDA Workplace Reps from across the UK attended their first face-to-face training course to further develop their skills and knowledge of the PDA and give them the confidence to carry out their roles. 

  • Members preparing for the November assessment can still register for the PDA revision programme

    Fri 5th November 2021 The PDA

    PDA Education is currently running a revision programme to support members who are preparing to sit the assessment in November 2021. This is through the PDA’s Education Hub, which is an online platform that provides free training to members. 

  • PDA hosts Q&A webinar for students preparing to sit their Oriel tests

    Wed 22nd September 2021 The PDA

    Last week (14 September), the PDA hosted a Q&A webinar for fourth-year MPharm students on the Oriel Situational Judgement Test and Numeracy Test. The webinar was free to PDA members and covered what to expect and how to revise for the tests. 

  • PDA’s Education Hub delivers key successes over the last year

    Mon 16th August 2021 The PDA

    The PDA’s Education Hub is an online platform that provides free training to PDA members. It was launched a year ago with a programme of support for the newly developed cohort of ‘provisionally registered pharmacists’ who took on their new roles during a global pandemic.  

  • PDA Education receives positive member feedback

    Tue 6th July 2021 The PDA

    The PDA Education Hub is an online platform that provides free training to PDA members. The PDA has always wanted to ensure that members are supported in a wide range of ways and the delivery of the Education Hub to be part of this support was accelerated due to the global pandemic. 

  • PDA appoints new Head of Education

    Thu 13th August 2020 The PDA

    The PDA is delighted to announce the appointment of Kate Kensington as their new Head of Education. Kate will lead the PDA’s strategy on professional development for members and the education programmes for student, pre-reg and newly qualified members.  

  • PDA Launches Education Hub

    Thu 30th July 2020 The PDA

    The PDA Education Hub launches this week with a programme of support for provisionally registered pharmacists, marking further growth for the PDA 

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