Pharmacy Service Assistant Apprenticeship Framework | Walsall College

Pharmacy Service Assistant Apprenticeship Framework

An Intermediate Apprenticeship is a great way of developing the skills and gaining the experience you need to progress in your career. 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 Medicines Counter Assistants, Dispensing or Pharmacy Assistants. 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. 

What do Employers get out of Apprenticeships?

Employers have identified a skills shortage in this area. Apprenticeships are also popular with employers as Apprenticeships offer them the opportunity to train new or existing members of staff to understand and support the unique requirements of their business.

Qualifications Obtainable

Upon completion of this qualification you will hold:

  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Pharmacy Service Skills (QCF)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Pharmaceutical Science (QCF)

Functional Skills:

  • Maths Level 1
  • English Level 1
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Employee rights and responsibilities (ERR)

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The selection process will include a basic Initial Assessment and an in depth interview during which your suitability, commitment and interest for the programme will be determined. To be accepted onto the programme you must have 4 GCSE grades D or above including Science, Maths and English. Grade C or above are desirable. If you have recently attained a C or above it may give you an exemption from the functional skills components of the framework. If you do not have the required grades, additional support will be provided to bring you up to the required level dependant on your initial assessment results.
How do you become an Apprentice?
You might already be employed but if not, we may be able to help you find a suitable vacancy. View the Apprenticeships we currently have available here:
The suitability of your employer will also be determined before you are accepted onto the programme. Your employer will need to demonstrate that they have the necessary Health and Safety arrangements in place to satisfy legislative requirements, and that they are able to provide you with the full range of work to successfully complete the Apprenticeship framework.

Apprentices will be able to progress to the Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Health (Pharmacy Services) on completion of the Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Health (Pharmacy Services).
Learners may also progress from this pathway onto further qualifications specific to their work context.

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Basic Information

Course Code B79A24807P
Location Various Locations, not at Walsall College sites.
Level Level 2
Type Int Apprenticeship
Start Date Various

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