Pharmacy Services, Level 3 Apprenticeship

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Pharmacy technicians prepare, supply and dispense medicines prescribed for patients under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. The Pharmacy Services Apprenticeship offers a combination of a technical certificate and the Diploma in Pharmacy services.

Advanced Apprenticeships allow people to start work and earn a wage, while learning new skills that lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Advanced Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers in the industry, so they offer a structured programme that takes apprentices through the skills needed to do a job well. Most of an apprentice’s training takes place on the job but they will also have to complete off-the-job training within college by day release.

If you want a career in Pharmacy Services then this Apprenticeship is for you. The Pharmacy Services Apprenticeship offers a combination of qualifications that will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to work in both the retail industry and the private and National Health Service.

A selection of the Edexcel L3 Diploma units can be seen below:

• Chemical Principles for Pharmacy Technicians

• Biological Principles for Pharmacy Technicians

• Human Physiology for Pharmacy Technicians

• Action & Uses of Medicines

• Cardio-Respiratory Medicines

• Gastrointestinal and Nutritional Medicines

• Infections, Immunological Products and Vaccines

Examples of the Edexcel L3 NVQ units can be seen below

• Assisting with the provision of pharmacy customer service

• Ensuring your own provision of pharmacy customer service

• Supporting the work of your team

• Selling over the counter medicines

• Providing information to customers on symptoms and products

• Preparing pharmacy products

• Supporting the use of specialist IT in the pharmacy

You will be assessed through:

• Work-based Evidence

• Oral Questioning

• Portfolio of Evidence