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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 team. 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.

Where can I progress to?

Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Health Pharmacy Services.

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When does this course run?

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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