Pharmacy Services Technician - Level 3 Apprenticeship

Duration: 18 Months
Location: Workplace and College

About the Course

Pharmacy technicians prepare, supply and dispense medicines prescribed for patients under the supervision of a registered pharmacist.

The Pharmacy Services Apprenticeship offers a combination of a technical certificate and the diploma in Pharmacy services. If you want a career in Pharmacy Services then this Apprenticeship is for you. It will offer you a combination of qualifications that will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to work in both the retail industry and the private and National Health Service.

There are many units covered including chemical and biological priniciples for pharmacy technicians, a study of a variety of medicines for specific conditions and infection control and vaccine.

You will be assessed through work-based evidence, oral questioning and a portfolio. 


What You'll Study

You will study the following key areas:

  • Chemical and biological principles for pharmacy technicians
  • Human physiology for pharmacy technicians
  • Action and uses of medicines
  • Cardio-respiratory medicines
  • Gastrointestinal and nutritional medicines
  • Infections, immunological products and vaccines

Units will also include:

  • Assisting with the provision of pharmacy customer service
  • Ensuring your own provision of pharmacy customer service
  • Supporting the work of your team
  • Selling over the counter medicines
  • Providing information to customers on symptoms and products
  • Preparing pharmacy products
  • Supporting the use of specialist IT in the pharmacy

What Will I Need

You will need:

  • To be aged 16 or older
  • To be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week with 20% of your normal working hours set aside for you to complete your training and study
  • 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above in English and Maths and a relevant Level 2 qualification

All applicants must have an interview and assessment in English and Maths to confirm that the apprenticeship is suitable for them.

Employers may also set additional entry requirements, as a prerequisite to working with them.


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