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Pharmacy Services Assistant (Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2) Standard

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Apprenticeship outline

The Pharmacy Services Assistant (PSA) works under the supervision of a Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, or other accountable healthcare professional and provides a variety of pharmacy and medicines services to patients, the public and other professional healthcare teams. The PSA supports the delivery of pharmacy services in a variety of pharmacy environments.

A PSA will be involved in supporting the supply, preparation and assembly of medicines and products; issuing them to patients and other healthcare professionals and assisting in providing advice to patients to help them to make effective use of their medicines. They will be responsible for ordering and receiving medicines, as well as their storage, disposal and return and will have an understanding of healthy lifestyle choices and relevant screening services. They will understand and work to standard operating procedures (SOPs), a set of step-by-step instructions compiled by their organisation to help staff carry out routine operations.

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Location Attendance Start date

Location:

Workplace

Attendance:

100% Employer Based

Start date:

September

Qualification

Health and Science - Pharmacy Services Assistant - Level 2

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 4 GCSEs at grades 9 to 3/A* to D or equivalent including English Language and Maths. 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

You will be assessed on:

  • Dispensing and supply of medicines and medicinal products
  • Team work
  • Communication
  • Pharmacy law and ethics
  • Person centred care and Health and safety in the workplace.

These assessments will confirm your competency and knowledge of these subjects.

In addition you will be assessed on the following behaviours:-

  • Be trustworthy and honest, respectful and caring
  • Act with integrity and fair conduct, have the courage to say when something is wrong
  • Be a reliable and capable member of the workforce and recognise your own value and that of your team
  • Display effective interpersonal skills
  • Respect patients’ values

On completion of the Gateway requirements (within 3 months) the you will undertake the End Point Assessment to determine if you have completed the apprenticeship graded at Pass/Distinction/Fail grade

The EPA consists of three methods:

  • Knowledge Test
  • Simulated Observation with question and answer session
  • Professional Discussion
Progression

Pharmacy Technician Advanced Apprenticeship

Additional information

Apprentices without Level 1 English and Maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for level 2 English and Maths prior to taking the end point assessment.

For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualification are an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language.

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