Pharmacy SkillsAdvanced Apprenticeship • Level 3
About the course
Pharmacists play a vital role in improving patient care through the medicine and the information they provide. If you have excellent communication skills, have confidence to work with members of the public and feel you could be part of this exciting sector, then this Advanced Apprenticeship will be for you. You will learn how to process prescriptions, manage and control stock, dispensing medicines, provide advice regarding pharmaceutical materials under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. This Advanced Apprenticeship qualification provides the skills and knowledge required to become competent in supporting individuals in the Pharmacy sector, as part of the wider healthcare team. Apprentices should be employed as dispensing and pharmacy assistants or be a pharmacy technicians.
Type of LearningApprenticeship
Study ModeFull Time
Location ByBurnley College
A minimum of five GCSEs at Grade 5 or above in a good range of subjects including GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science. Ideally, applicants may have also completed an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Pharmacy Skills. Applicants must be hardworking, reliable and motivated. As part of the interview process, Apprentices will undertake a BKSB assessment in English, Mathematics and ICT. Applicants who do not meet the exact entry requirements but hold relevant industry experience are encouraged to apply. Applicants who do not meet the exact entry requirements may also be considered.
Continuous assessment in the workplace takes place through portfolio written work and practical work-based evidence to demonstrate current practice in the sector.
Careers & Progression
On successful completion of this Advanced Apprenticeship you may progress to a higher level course such as a university course including a Foundation Degree, or a BA (Hons). Alternatively you may secure employment in a community or hospital pharmacy.
Apprenticeships are an increasingly attractive option for employers of all sizes wanting to bring new talent into their business. An Apprentice can be a solution for your business if you want to: • Develop new talent to meet your needs • Free up existing staff to take on more responsibility • Give your team new skills and energy • Give a young person a career opportunity.