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Pharmacy Technician — Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Apprenticeship outline

Pharmacy Technicians are registered professionals working within the regulatory standards for pharmacy, as set by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) Pharmacy Order 2010.

Pharmacy Technicians work in a wide range of settings, including (but not exclusively): registered pharmacies, community services, justice (the Prison Service), GP Practices, dispensing doctors’ practices, care homes and clinical commissioning groups, hospitals, mental health, defence (HM Armed Services) and within the pharmaceutical industry.

You will study the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians as well as Pharmacy Technician skills, knowledge and behaviours.

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Study location City Hub 111 Canal Street, Nottingham, NG1 7HB

Day Release

Start date

September and February


Pharmacy Technician - Level 3 Standard


24 months plus three months End Point Assessment.

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You will also need 4 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4/A* to C or equivalent including Science, English Language and Maths. Some employers may require additional qualifications depending on the role.

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.

Adults who are aged 19+ with appropriate industry experience but without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply, but will need to complete functional skills at level 2

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

Teaching & assessment

You will come into college on a day release basis to complete the Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians, which consists of assignments and work place observations. You will then undertake an End Point Assessment, which consists of a portfolio of evidence, observation, with question, and answer session and professional discussion.


Apprentices who achieve the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians (Integrated Apprenticeship) can apply for professional registration as Pharmacy Technicians. In the longer term, apprentices can progress to more senior or complex job roles in pharmacy or the healthcare sector.

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