Become an Apprentice

Once you become an apprentice in a pharmacy, you will learn how to assist in the running of a pharmacy, this will include dispensing, supplying medicines and products which have been prescribed to patients. All pharmacy staff work under the supervision of a GPHC registered Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technician.

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In all pharmacy settings (community, hospital, dispensing doctors, prison, internet and hub) you will gain the skills and knowledge to work as part of a team and meet your customer needs.

The Pharmacy industry provides huge potential for both job satisfaction and good prospects of progression.

The journey of pharmacy staff can be to progress from a Level 2 Pharmacy Assistant to a Level 3 GPhC registered Pharmacy Technician. After this an experienced Pharmacy Technicians can train in a wide range of specialisms. Find out more on our careers page.

At level 2, you will learn:

  • Communicating with Pharmacy customers
  • Law Regulation Health and Safety
  • Working as part of a team
  • Processing prescriptions
  • Stock ordering and maintenance
  • Selling over the counter medicines


At level 3 you will learn topics such as:

  • Assemble and Check Dispensed Medicines and Products
  • Chemical principles for pharmacy technicians
  • Medicinal and Non-medicinal Treatments for Malignant Diseases and
  • Musculoskeletal Conditions
  • Principles for the Management of Pharmaceutical Stock

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Get in touch with Skills4Pharmacy today and see how we can help you move forward in your career.

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How Will I be Taught?

Learners who register with Skills4Pharmacy will undertake a blended course which consists of live tutorials, delivered by video conferencing, recorded sessions, self-directed study, for example, research activities, work-books. Learners will also undertake work-based learning in the pharmacy, under the guidance and supervision of a pharmacist or pharmacy technician who takes responsibility for the apprentice’s development. They will collect evidence of this learning and build a portfolio which will provide evidence for end point assessment.

What are the Entry Requirements?

All apprentices will have an initial assessment, an interview and must be working in a pharmacy setting.

For the Level 2 there are no formal entry requirements

For Level 3 you will need GCSE Maths and English, 4 or equivalent. Character checks and fitness to practice declarations are also required.


What Qualifications Will I Gain?

Level 2/3 certificate in Pharmacy Services.

Find Out More About Becoming an Apprentice

If you would like further information about becoming an apprentice, simply send us a message using the contact form opposite and one of our expert team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Or if you would like to speak with one our team simply call the number below and see how we can help you.