Pharmacy Apprenticeships & Qualifications

About Pharmacy

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.

** AVAILABLE SPRING 2021**

Overview

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. 

Overview

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. 
Entry Requirements 

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 

27months