Do you want to contribute to the fight against illness? Study for an apprenticeship in pharmacy services and be part of an industry that’s committed to shaping Scotland’s medical future.
Discover how to prepare medical supplies for different customers. Learn how to prescribe over the counter medicine and ensure people receive the right products.
Whether you’re interested in prescriptions or holistic items, there’s a job for you in Scotland’s pharmacy services sector. Work as a pharmacist and provide customers with medical stock. Become a dispensing assistant and carry out administrative duties within a hospital. Work as a pharmacy technician and deliver high-quality customer service to patients.
You will gain a qualification at SCQF level 5, 6 or 8 in pharmacy services. The qualifications include:
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
You will develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as business administration and nursing.
This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a range of options. Carry on your studies with a technical apprenticeship in medicine or go into full-time work.
Further education: Improve your medical knowledge by studying for a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy management or nursing. Your experience will support your university application.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications and find a job in the pharmaceutical industry. Several roles are listed below:
There are no set requirements for this apprenticeship. However, it is beneficial to have an interest in medicine and a desire to help patients.
The Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF level 5 or 6 will take 12-24 months to complete.
The Technical Apprenticeship at SCQF level 8 will take 24-36 months to complete.