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Pharmacy (Dispensing) Assistant (Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2)

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Apprenticeship outline

You’ll earn a wage while gaining an industry-standard qualification. It’s a great way to train as a dispensing assistant so you can support pharmacists.

We will teach you all the essential elements needed to carry out the role of a pharmacy assistant.

You’ll gain two work-related qualifications while working full-time. 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.

You will also study English and maths.*

English and maths - skills for your future
Employers and universities really value skills in English and maths. So, building on your existing knowledge of these subjects will help you prepare for your future career or further study. *If you are aged 16-18 and have not yet achieved GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or above/grade 4 or above don’t worry - we’ll support you with the right lessons to increase your confidence in these essential employability skills.

Enterprise skills
Our courses are designed to help you achieve your ambitions, whether you plan to go on to a higher level of study or start a career. Employability and study skills will be included to help you develop the broad skills required by industry. They will vary from course to course and are designed to meet local and national employer needs.

How to apply for this apprenticeship

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Location Attendance Start date

Location:

Maid Marian Way
Nottingham
NG1 6AB

Attendance:

No attendance information is currently available.

Start date:

Qualification
  • Apprenticeship in Pharmacy (Dispensing) Assistant, incorporating:


    • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Pharmacy Service Skills
    • Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Pharmaceutical Science
Duration

15 months

Level Level 2
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
  • The NVQ element is assessed in the workplace
  • The BTEC is assessed by assignments
Progression
  • Advanced Apprenticeship - Pharmacy Technician
  • Employment as a Pharmacy Assistant

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