Pharmacy Apprenticeships & Qualifications
Are you a people person? Are you interested in helping people to stay healthy, safe and well? Are you interested in medicine or science and helping others? If so, a pharmacy career could be for you.
Our pharmacy apprenticeships will help you to gain a UK recognised qualification while earning a wage and getting on-the-job experience.
Register your interest using the form below and one our team will contact you.
Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant Apprenticeship
** AVAILABLE SPRING 2021**
The Level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant Apprenticeship Standard will give you all the skills and knowledge needed to be a dispensing/pharmacy assistant.
You’ll learn the following:
- Unit 1 Person Centred Care and Communication
- Unit 2 Principles of Health and Safety for Pharmacy Support Staff
- Unit 3 Effective Teamwork within Pharmacy Services
- Unit 4 Personal Development for Pharmacy Support Staff
- Unit 5 Dispensing and Supply of Prescribed Medicines and Products
- Unit 6 Managing Pharmaceutical Stock
If you don’t already have a Grade 4 in English and maths, you’ll need to achieve these during the programme.
Level 3 Pharmacy Technician (Integrated Apprenticeship)
This is for people who are working as a pre-registration trainee pharmacy technician.
This two-year course will see you train under the direction of an Educational Supervisor, which might be a registered pharmacist or pharmacy technician, for a minimum of 30 hours per week.
Pharmacy Technicians work in a wide range of settings, including hospitals, registered pharmacies, the Prison Service, GP practices, care homes and the Armed Services.
They manage medicines and devices in a pharmacy and help pharmacists with advisory services. What they do will depends on where they work but usually includes:
- giving safe and effective pharmacy services
- giving medicines and devices to patients
- providing information to patients and other healthcare professionals
- managing areas of medicine supply such as dispensaries
- supervising other pharmacy staff
- answering customer questions
- pre-packing, assembling and labelling medicines.
With this qualification, you’ll gain
- the skills, knowledge and behaviours for this role
- a range of skills to help you to progress into further study or progress in your career
- a Level 3 qualification, accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
- You’ll also register with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) as a pharmacy technician which will allow you to practice as a pharmacy technician in England and Wales.
For Level 3 you must have a minimum of four GCSEs Grade 4 - 9 (or equivalent) which must include maths, English and two sciences (one of which must include Chemistry)
Length of the course