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:
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.
Topics covered can include:
There are also two addtional units which you can select depending on your work area:
For more Information please visit the Insitute of Apprenticeships here.
You will need:
All applicants must have an interview and assessment in English and Maths to confirm that the apprenticeship is suitable for them.
Employers may also set additional entry requirements, as a prerequisite to working with them.
Apprenticeships are assessed by classroom study coursework and assessments along with on-the-job practicals.
On completion of this course (Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in the Principles and Practise
for Pharmacy Support Staff), or you can progress onto further study in this field or into a career in the health and social care sector.