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This Modern Apprenticeship provides a structured approach to training and developing pharmacy assistants. It's suitable for employees with or without experience in the industry. It helps apprentices understand the needs of the organisation, its customers and the sector.

Qualifications

SCQF level 5

Your employee will study for a qualification at SCQF level 5 in Pharmacy Services.

Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements for this Modern Apprenticeship.

Progression and development

After completing this Modern Apprenticeship, your employees will have the skills and experience they need to work as a dispensing and pharmacy assistant in a hospital or community pharmacy.

SCQF qualification levels explained

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SCQF level 7

Your employee will study for a qualification at SCQF level 7 in Pharmacy Services.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have completed the Modern Apprenticeship in Pharmacy Services at SCQF level 5, or have equivalent qualifications or experience.

Progression and development

After completing this Modern Apprenticeship, your employees will have the skills and experience they need for a pharmacy technician role.

They could also progress to the following levels:

  • Pharmacist – Higher Education courses.
  • Management – HNC Pharmacy Services Development and Management
  • Pharmacy assistant SCQF level 8 (where applicable)
  • CPD qualifications in pharmacy

SCQF qualification levels explained

Download the framework document

How is it funded?

We contribute towards training costs

We do this by paying the learning provider directly in incremental payments throughout the course of the apprenticeship.

Use our Modern Apprenticeship Contribution Table to work out the funding level for this framework.

An enhanced funding contribution is paid for employees who are aged 16 – 19. For those who are disabled and care-experienced, this is extended up to and including age 29.

Speak to a range of learning providers to find the best deal and agree on a flexible approach to meet the needs of your business.

Who pays the apprentice?

Like any other employee of your business, you’ll pay the Modern Apprentice's wages. This is not set by SDS, but we do encourage all employees to pay the living wage. Remember, you must pay at least the National Minimum Wage.

Time to complete

It will take between 12-24 months to complete.

Sound right for your business?

The next step is to find a learning provider that offers this apprenticeship.

Find a learning provider

Need a little more information or advice?

Call our employer engagement team to find out more about Modern Apprenticeships. 

0800 783 6000
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