Pharmacy Apprenticeships

About Pharmacy

Are you a people person? Are you interested in playing a vital role in delivering care and helping people to maintain their health, safety and well-being? Are you interested in medicine or science and also helping others? If so, a pharmacy career could be for you.
Undertaking one of our apprenticeships will allow you to start a journey to achieve a high quality, U.K recognised qualification, at the same time as earning a wage and getting on-the-job experience.

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During the Pharmacy Apprenticeship you will cover areas such as:

  • Assist with the provision of a pharmacy service to meet individuals’ need
  • Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety
  • Contribute to the effectiveness of teams
  • Provide an effective and responsive pharmacy service
  • Process pharmaceutical queries
  • Issue prescribed items
  • Order pharmaceutical stock.

Who is the Level 2 Pharmacy Apprenticeship for?

Level 2 will suit you if you have just started your trainee post as a pharmacy assistant and are developing your skills to take on basic duties in the pharmacy setting.

To gain an NVQ, you need to show you’ve got a particular set of skills. You usually work with your training provider to review your current skills and find the best way to gain new ones – perhaps by trying new things at work, or by studying.

Who is the Level 3 Pharmacy Apprenticeship for?

Level 3 is ideal if you’ve worked in a pharmacy setting for some time and have completed your Level 2 qualification. You’re ready to increase your knowledge of pharmacy procedures to register as a pharmacy technician.

Further Progression

The Level 2 qualification is part of an approved training scheme that allows you to work as a pharmacy assistant.

The Level 3 qualification is part of an approved training scheme that allows you to work as a pharmacy technician, dispensing medicines in a pharmacy setting.

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Intermediate Apprenticeship - Level 2

What qualifications will I gain?

  • Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Pharmacy Services Skills
  • Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Cert in Pharmaceutical Science
  • Functional skills in Maths and English
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Entry Requirements:

You don’t need any previous experience to start the Level 2 qualification.

Length of the course:

12 months approximately

Advanced Apprenticeship - Level 3

What qualifications will I gain?

  • Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Certificate in Pharmacy Services Skills
  • Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Cert in Pharmaceutical Science
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Entry Requirements:

For level 3 you must have a minimum of 5 GCSEs A - C (or equivalent), which must include maths, English and two sciences (one must be Chemistry)

Length of the course:

24 months Approximately
 

Pharmacy

Pharmacy Apprentice

Company
Cartwrights Chemists Limited in Manchester
Salary
£6,084 per year
Duration
12 months duration