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.

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Closing date: 30 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40 to £21,673.60

    Performance and KPI based bonuses are also available

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday - Saturday with rotation on evenings ad hoc. Hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

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:

Dispensing Medications:

  • 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 

Inventory Management:

  • 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

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5) Desired

Things to consider

May be required to work evenings until 8pm and weekends.

About the employer

At BD Healthcare, we are a rapidly-growing retail pharmacy company based in the West Midlands, dedicated to providing our clients with unparalleled service and innovative healthcare solutions. As a leader in our field, we pride ourselves on our dynamic and supportive working environment, fostering growth, and encouraging employees to excel in their careers. Our team is a diverse and passionate group of professionals who share our commitment to excellence. With a strong focus on professional development and employee satisfaction, BD Healthcare offers competitive benefits, a vibrant workplace culture, and ample opportunities for career advancement.




196 Causeway Green Road

B68 8LS

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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:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Pharmacy technician (integrated)

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

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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