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Pharmacy Technician (Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3)


Apprenticeship outline

You’ll be earning a wage while gaining an industry-standard qualification. You’ll gain the advanced skills and qualifications needed to become a pharmacy technician.

You’ll gain the skills and experience to become a pharmacy technician, which is a key role in a community or hospital pharmacy. You’ll be based mainly in your workplace and come into College on a day release basis.

There will be mandatory and optional units and the options you pick will be relevant to your own job.
The course also covers personal learning and thinking skills as well as employee rights and responsibilities.

On successful completion of this apprenticeship you will be able to register with the General Pharmaceutical Council.

How to apply for this apprenticeship

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  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Pharmacy Technician, incorporating:

    • NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills
    • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science

2 years

Level Level 3
Entry requirements
  • You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.
  • You will also need 5 GCSEs at grades A* to C/9 to 4 or equivalent including English Language, Maths and Science. Some employers may require additional qualifications depending on the role.

Adults who are aged 19+ with appropriate industry experience but without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.

All applicants will be required to undertake an assessment in English and maths prior to enrolling.

Teaching & assessment

Each unit is continually assessed. You will present evidence of competence through practical assessments and the production of a personal portfolio.

  • Employment as a pharmacy technician in a community or hospital.
  • Further study as part of your mandatory continuing professional development as a pharmacy technician
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