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Health Pharmacy Services - Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship

Duration: 12 Months
Location: Workplace/College

About the Course

Working as pharmacy support staff can involve a wide range of responsibilities, including supporting the supply, preparation and assembly of medicines and products, issuing them to patients and other healthcare professionals, and assisting in providing advice to patients to help them to make effective use of their medicines.

This apprenticeship meets the minimum training requirements of the General Pharmaceutical Council of Great Britain (GPhC). 

Pharmacy support staff refers to staff within the pharmacy team who are not registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council of Great Britain (GPhC) but have important roles in:

  • the dispensing and supply of medicines or medical devices
  • advising on the use of medicines and medical device
  • assisting pharmacy professionals to provide pharmacy services to individuals

You will work under the supervision of a pharmacy professional to carry out tasks related dispensing and supply of medicines, provide information or deliver pharmacy services.

What You'll Study

Topics covered can include:

  • Person-centred Care and Communication
  • Principles of Health and Safety for Pharmacy Support Staff
  • Effective Teamwork within Pharmacy Services
  • Personal Development for Pharmacy Support Staff
  • Dispensing and Supply of Prescribed Medicines and Medicinal Products
  • Managing Pharmaceutical Stock

There are also two addtional units which you can select depending on your work area:

  • Principles of Safe Preparation and Manufacturing of Medicines and Pharmaceutical Products
  • Selling Over the Counter Medicines and Medicinal Products

Qualification Level

You will need: 

  • GCSEs in English, Maths and Science 
  • To be employed in a pharmacy
  • A reference

All applicants must have an interview and assessment to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

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