Pharmacy Technician (Integrated) Standard – Level 3

Outline of the Pharmacy Apprenticeship Course​


Level 3 - Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians (Integrated).

Entry Requirements

Apprentices must have a GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths, Grade 4 (C) and above.
It is recommended that apprentice have a GCSE in Science or equivalent.

Working Hours

Apprentices will work 30 hours per week in the pharmacy and attend college once a week.

What will the apprentice be doing?
Duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Taking in and handing out prescriptions
  • Receiving and ordering stock
  • Selling over the counter medicines
  • Dispensing
  • Advising patients about medications
  • Undertaking final checks on the prescriptions

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Can progress to working as a pharmacy technician in a hospital, community pharmacy, GP surgeries, the air force and pharmaceutical industries
  • In a hospital setting they can be specialised in areas such as quality control, medicine information, procurement, clinical trials, or manufacturing.
  • Managing a pharmacy department
  • Work in pharmaceutical industries
  • Pharmacy Tutor in colleges, Assessor, Internal Quality Assurer and External Verifier
  • Become a Pharmacist with additional qualifications

About the Course

Apprentices will be on the course for 24 months and an additional 2-3 months for the End-point assessment period.

From the course start date, apprentices will be given National Minimum  Apprentice Wage rate if they’re either:

  • aged under 19
  • aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship

For second year of apprenticeship Apprentices will be given the National Living Wage for their age.

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