Employer Apprenticeship Handbook

Intermediate level 2 & Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship in Health (Pharmacy Services)
 

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Our highly qualified, experienced and specialized assessors and tutors will provide the apprentices with the skills and knowledge to ensure that they are able to outperform their best ability and exceed within their specialized field.
Our staff is committed to treat all equally and fairly and adapt their teaching or assessment methods to accommodate the individual’s need.
College staff sets high expectations for learner attainment and organisation achievement rates. Use of electronic portfolio systems
enables management, apprentices and employers to be able to get real time information and identify risks in apprentice attainment at an early stage in order to put in place a support program.

What is the Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Health (Pharmacy Services)

 
An apprenticeship is an integrated programme consists of following components:
• Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Pharmacy Services Skills (QCF)- Competence Qualification
• Level 2 Certificate in Pharmaceutical Sciences – Knowledge Qualification
• Functional Skills (Only for those apprentices who did not achieve GCSE grades )
• Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills ( PLTS)

 

Level 2 Certificate in Pharmaceutical Sciences

 

An Apprentice will achieve 6 Units to gain the full qualification, three mandatory units and three optional units. Tutors will teach each unit in full breadth by using all relevant resources and using different delivery methods. Once the apprentice is confident then on line controlled assessment for each unit will take place as per timetable.

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NVQ level 2 Certificate in Pharmacy Services Skills (QCF)

 

An Apprentice will achieve 3 mandatory units and 4 optional units (7 units in total) to gain the full qualification. An apprentice will provide range of evidence from their work placement and demonstrate the consistency for each unit. The college will assign an assessor to each apprentice who will assess the apprentice’s competencies for each unit against the qualification occupational standards using electronic portfolio systems.

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What is the duration of the Apprenticeship?

All components of the Apprenticeship are designed to be completed within maximum 12 months.
 

How often an Apprentice attend the college?

An apprentice will attend the college once a month.
 

What is the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Health (Pharmacy Services)

An apprenticeship is an integrated programme consists of following components:
• Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Services Skills (QCF)-
Competence Qualification
• Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences – Knowledge
Qualification
• Functional Skills (only for those apprentices who did not achieve
GCSE grades A-C in Maths & English)
• Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
 

NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Services Skills (QCF)

An Apprentice will achieve 14 mandatory and 3 optional Units (17 units in total) to gain the full qualification. An apprentice will be trained for each unit at the workplace. An apprentice will provide range of evidence and demonstrate the consistency in each unit. The college will assign an assessor to each apprentice who will assess the apprentice’s competencies for each unit against the qualification occupational standards.
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Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Tutors will teach each unit in full breadth by using all relevant resources and using different delivery methods. Once the apprentice is confident then controlled assessment for each unit will take place.
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What is the duration of the Apprenticeship?

All components of the Apprenticeship are designed to be completed within 18 months however employment contract will be for 2 years.
 

How long will an apprentice require employment contract?

As per General Pharmaceutical requirements (GPhC) Pre-Registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician (an apprentice) must be in their work
placement for two years before registering as a Pharmacy Technician with the GPhC.
 

How many days a week will an Apprentice attend the college?

An apprentice will attend the college one day a week for one year.
 

When will the assessor from the college visit the Apprentice’s work placement first time and why ?

An assessor will visit the Apprentice at their place of employment in the first week of their employment to complete apprenticeship documents provided by skills funding agency.

What training or induction must be provided by the employer before the assessor’ first visit?

Employer must ensure the following tasks are completed as mentioned in below table:

A. Introduction of staff
B. Read and sign Health & Safety policies and procedures
C. Introduction of Health & Safety which includes :
• Accident, incident and first aid (where first aid box kept, what should a first-aid box contain, Who is our appointed first aide, Where is your accident book kept, Who do you report accidents to, aware of most common types of accidents in your workplace)
• Fire and emergencies ( Where are the fire exits located, Where are your fire extinguishers located, Where is your fire assembly point, where is means of raising alarm and fire detector, who is responsible for managing Health and safety in your workplace)
Day
One

How often will the assessor be attending the employers premises and why?

An assessor will visit the apprentice workplace every 6-8 weeks to review the apprentice progress and complete mandatory Progress Review document.
 

How much an employer has to pay to the apprentice?

The apprentice age 16-18 years will be paid £127.50 per week for the duration of the qualification. An apprentice 19-24yrs will be paid £127.50 per week for the first year and the national minimum wage for the second year. These are the mandatory requirements by the National
apprenticeship services.
 

What are the requirements for the employer to contribute to National Insurance Contributions/PAYE?

Tax and National Insurance contributions are to be deducted as normal.
 

Is an Apprentice entitled to holidays and sick leave?

The Apprentice’s holiday and sick leave entitlement is in accordance with the terms and conditions of the company and statutory law. Apprentices qualify for holiday pay, sick leave and paid maternity leave.
For further information regarding apprenticeship, please visit
https://www.gov.uk/take-on-an-apprentice
 

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