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Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Health (Pharmacy Services) S136


How do I apply?

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Contact Employer Services on 0151 551 7610

How long does the course last?

12-15 months, full-time


This is a level 2 course.

Course outline

This Apprenticeship Framework provides the skills and knowledge required to become

competent in supporting individuals in the Pharmacy sector, as part of the wider healthcare


Apprentices are employed as Dispensing and Pharmacy Assistants and Pharmacy Technicians.

They are an essential part of the pharmacy team and work under the supervision of a

registered Pharmacist in order to provide medicines for patients in a safe and correct manner.

Apprentices gain the new skills and learning they need to carry out these job roles as well as

preparing them for future employment and career progression within the health sector.

Course details

C1 - Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Pharmacy Service Skills (QCF)

K1 - Level 2 Certificate in Pharmaceutical Science (QCF)

Functional Skills qualification in English 1

Functional Skills qualification in Mathematics 1

Employee Rights and Responsibilities Workbook for Pharmacy Services Apprentices

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Entry guidelines

Apprentices must be in paid employment of at least 30 hours per week. Apprenticeships where the Apprentice is working and studying for less than 30 hours per week are by exception only. In any circumstances the Apprentice must not work for less than 16 hours per week.

Under Pharmacist supervision, Pharmacy Assistants will assist in the sale of

over the counter medicines and the provision of information to customers on

symptoms and products, prescription receipt and collection, assembly of

prescribed items and ordering, receiving, storing pharmaceutical stock.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Additional Information

Where can I progress to?

Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Health Pharmacy Services.

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Assessment Method

Equipment Required

When does this course run?

Apprenticeships start throughout the year - to see current vacancies click here.


Please contact Employer Services team on 0151 551 7610.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call in to our Conway Park Campus from 10am to 4pm, with late opening on Tuesdays to 7pm during term-time.

This information was current on 16th October, 2017 and may be subject to change.

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