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Resource Purpose
Placement Information
Industry and Role Emerging Practice Placements Information for pharmacists/organisation on providing student placements in industry and role-emerging practice settings.
Community Pharmacy Placements Information for pharmacists/organisation on providing student placements in community pharmacy settings.
Hospital Pharmacy Placements Information for pharmacists/organisation on providing student placements in hospital pharmacy settings.
Perspectives on Placements
A Student’s Perspective In the Feb 2018 issue of Irish Pharmacist magazine, student Claire O’Sullivan shared her perspective on her APPEL placement with Shane.
A Supervisor’s Perspective In the Dec 2017 issue of Irish Pharmacist magazine, pharmacist Shane Byrnes shared his perspective on supervising an APPEL student.
A Preceptor’s Perspective In the Sept 2019 issue of Irish Pharmacist magazine, a pharmacist shared their experience of supporting a 4th-year pharmacy student on an experiential learning placement.
For All Training Establishments/Trainers
Standards for APPEL Experiential Learning Placements
These are the minimum standards that the Schools of Pharmacy expect to be in place by Trainers and Training Establishments when providing APPEL-accredited experiential learning placements.
These standards align with the legislation and criteria established by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland regarding the provision of pharmacy education.
The Standards are intended to underpin all APPEL placements to promote the educational experience of students.
CPD Cycle Book APPEL has developed sample CPD cycles based on some feedback that pharmacists shared regarding their experiences of supervising students. These cycles are intended to illustrate how pharmacists can incorporate their own experiences of supervising students into their own professional learning journeys.
APPEL matching process – support documentation
APPEL Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Acceptable Usage Policy The following terms and conditions govern your access to and use of the APPEL Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). They must be read and agreed to by all users of APPEL’s VLE before access to the VLE will be granted.
Student-Selection-APPEL-guidelines Placement providers may choose to engage with some or all shortlisted students to determine which student might best suit the placement. This document provides guidelines regarding the engagement and selection process of students for the APPEL experiential placements.
For All Students
APPEL Joint Schools Code of Conduct The APPEL – Joint Schools Code of Conduct sets out what is expected of students at all times while they are a student of their university.
Student Placement Agreement 2022-23  This agreement outlines students’ responsibilities in their participation in APPEL student placements.
For 2nd-Year Students
2nd-Year Student Handbook 2022-2023 This handbook has been developed to help students in preparing for and during their 2nd-year experiential learning placement.
UCC-2nd-Year-Student-Workbook 2022-23 This document sets out the learning activities that UCC 2nd-year students should complete using their School of Pharmacy online platform.
TCD-2nd-Year-Student-Workbook 2022-23 This document sets out the learning activities that Trinity 2nd-year students should complete using their School of Pharmacy online platform.
RCSI Student Workbook – Longitudinal Community Pharmacy Placement 2022-23 This document sets out the learning activities that RCSI 2nd-year students should complete.

Coming soon

APPEL Student FAQ and Additional Placement Requirements Year 2 2022-23 APPEL has compiled the following frequently asked questions (FAQ) to help explain any changes implemented to facilitate the placements during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
For 2nd-Year Supervisors
Supervisor Handbook 2023 This handbook has been developed to help Supervisor’s to prepare for their student’s placement and for reference during the placement.
Supervisor’s Report 2023 The purpose of this Report is to summarise the student’s conduct and professionalism during placement, and to confirm the student completed their learning activities in a safe manner.
APPEL 2nd-Year Induction This document has been developed to support students and Supervisors during their experiential learning placements.
APPEL Supervisor FAQ 2nd-Year Placements 2022-23 APPEL has compiled the following frequently asked questions (FAQ) to help explain any changes implemented to facilitate the placements during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
For 3rd-Year Students
APPEL Guidance to Students on CV and Cover Letters for the Matching Process To help prepare for the 4th-Year matching process.
For 4th-Year Students
4th-Year Student Handbook 2022-23 This handbook has been developed to help students in preparing for and during their 4th-year experiential learning placement.
4th-Year Induction and Training Plan 2022 This document has been developed to support students during their experiential learning placements.
Competency-Assessment-Behaviours – Year 4 2022 To guide the development of a training plan and prepare for Competency Assessments for the 4th-Year placement.
APPEL Guidelines for Remote Experiential Learning Placements Guidelines for Remote Experiential
Learning Placements in the 4th year of the
Pharmacy MPharm Programme.
APPEL Student FAQ and Additional Placement Requirements Year 4 2022 APPEL has prepared the following frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help explain any changes that are being implemented to facilitate 4th-year placements during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For 4th-Year Preceptors
4th-Year Preceptor Handbook 2022-23 This handbook has been developed to help Preceptors to prepare for their student’s placement and for reference during the placement.
4th-Year Induction and Training Plan 2022 This document has been developed to support APPEL-accredited Training Establishments and Preceptors in the delivery of experiential learning placements.
Competency-Assessment-Behaviours – Year 4 2022 To guide the development of a training plan and prepare for Competency Assessments for the 4th-Year placement.
APPEL Guidelines for Remote Experiential Learning Placements Guidelines for Remote Experiential Learning Placements in the 4th year of the Pharmacy MPharm Programme
Ideas-for-Remote-Placement-Management Some helpful tips for remote experiential learning placements.
APPEL Preceptor FAQ and Remote Experiential Learning Placement Guidelines 4th Year Placements 2022 APPEL has prepared the following frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help explain any changes that are being implemented to facilitate 4th-year placements during the COVID-19 pandemic.
APPEL Remote Placements Information Session 2022 The presentation from our session on preparing for a remote experiential learning placement.
Coming soon.
For 5th-Year Students
5th-Year Student Handbook 2022-23 This handbook has been developed to help students in preparing for and during their 5th-year experiential learning placement
APPEL Induction and Training Plan for 5th-Year Placement 2023 This document has been developed to support students during their experiential learning placements.
APPEL Student FAQ and Additional Placement Requirements Year 5 2023 APPEL has prepared the following frequently asked questions (FAQs) to help explain any changes that are being implemented to facilitate 5th-year placements during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For 5th-Year Senior Preceptors
5th-Year Senior Preceptor Handbook 2022 -2023 This handbook has been developed to help Senior Preceptors to prepare for their student’s placement and for reference during the placement.
APPEL-Induction-and-Training-Plan-for-5th-year-placement 2023 This document has been developed to support Senior Preceptors in the delivery of experiential learning placements.
APPEL Senior Preceptor FAQ 5th Year Placements 2023 APPEL has compiled the following frequently asked questions (FAQ) to help explain any changes implemented to facilitate the placements during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic
Senior Preceptor Pre-Placement Checklist 2023 A handy checklist to help you ensure you are ready for your students’ placement.
Accreditation – The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI, the Pharmacy regulator) requires APPEL to accredit each of its Training Establishments and Trainers
Instructions to APPEL Training Establishment Accreditation Form (for your premises) How to complete your Training Establishment Accreditation form on the APPEL VLE.
Instructions to APPEL Trainer Accreditation Form (for pharmacists) How to complete your Trainer Accreditation form on the APPEL VLE.
Example APPEL Trainer Accreditation for website Content of Trainer Accreditation Form (example only – form to be completed on APPEL VLE)