Pharmacy Level 3 Apprenticeship West Midlands B D HEALTHCARE LTD
The Level 3 Pharmacy Apprenticeship offers a thorough training program, enabling individuals to become competent pharmacy technicians registered with the GPhC. The program blends theoretical learning and hands-on experience, creating a comprehensive education that readies apprentices for successful careers in pharmacy.
Closing date: 30 Dec 2023
£10,982.40 to £21,673.60
Performance and KPI based bonuses are also available
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).Minimum Wage Rates
Total hours per week: 40.0
Possible start date
01 Jan 2024
15 Nov 2023
Level 3 (A level)
What you will do in your working day
The Level 3 Pharmacy Technician Apprentice will gain valuable skills and knowledge through a combination of practical experience and theoretical learning. An average day or week may include:
- Accurately preparing and dispensing prescriptions under the supervision of a pharmacist
- Ensuring correct labelling and packaging of medications
- Counselling patients on proper medication usage and possible side effects
- Assisting in managing the stock of medicines and pharmaceutical supplies
- Ensuring medications are stored correctly and safely
Conducting regular stock checks and reordering supplies when needed
Patient Care and Support:
- Providing advice on over-the-counter medications and general health concerns
- Supporting patients in managing their medication regimes
- Maintaining patient records and confidentiality
During their apprenticeship, the apprentice will have the opportunity to learn and practice these tasks, while also completing coursework and assessments related to pharmacy services. This well-rounded approach prepares them for a successful career as a registered pharmacy technician.
The training you will be getting
A Level 3 Pharmacy Apprentice will undergo a combination of academic learning and practical training to develop the necessary skills and knowledge required for the role. The training typically includes:
- Academic Learning: Apprentices study various modules covering essential topics such as pharmacy law and ethics, human anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, pharmaceutical calculations, and dispensing processes
- Practical Experience: Apprentices work in a pharmacy setting under the supervision of qualified pharmacy professionals, gaining hands-on experience in different aspects of pharmacy practice, including dispensing medications, managing stock, providing health advice, and maintaining patient records
- Assessment and Evaluation: Throughout the apprenticeship, apprentices are assessed on their progress and performance via written exams, practical assessments, and ongoing evaluations from their supervisors. They must also complete a final assessment, known as the End-Point Assessment (EPA), which evaluates their competence in the role of a pharmacy technician
- Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths are also required to be completed before the EPA, if applicable
Upon successful completion of the Level 3 Pharmacy Apprenticeship, participants will receive a Level 3 qualification in Pharmacy Services Skills (or equivalent). This qualification enables them to register with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) as a qualified pharmacy technician, opening up several career opportunities within the pharmacy sector.
What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
Potential for employment within the Industry, or to seek a higher level of Apprenticeship.
An accuracy checking technician (ACT) will free up time for the pharmacist to offer patient-centred care by focusing on service provision, medicines’ management and optimisation.
Reduced risk of dispensing-related incidents as ACTs will be accuracy checking items labelled and dispensed by another individual.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Things to consider
About the employer
B D HEALTHCARE LTD
I & F LIMITED
Adjustments for experience
You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:
- qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
- industry or sector experience
Pharmacy technician (integrated)
Level 3 (A level)
If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.
You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications
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