Level 3, Apprenticeship

Duration: 24 Month Course

Location: Benfleet

Start Date: Rolling dates throughout the year

Course Description

Thermometer -temperature -fever -fluIf you’re looking to build on your current experience and knowledge within a pharmacy setting, then this Apprenticeship is ideal for you.

Along with issuing prescribed items, you will also deal with processing pharmaceutical queries and providing advice on symptoms and the actions and uses of medicines.

With our excellent links with specialist employers in the industry, future employability will be a strong focus throughout.


Over the two years, you will study units including:

  • Chemical principles for pharmacy technicians
  • Action and uses of medicines
  • Community pharmacy practice
  • Communicating in pharmacy
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmacy law, ethics and practice.

How Will I Be Taught and Assessed?

You will attend college one day per week and be assessed in the workplace by your portfolio of evidence. You will also be assessed through observations, work products, witness testimonies and candidate reflections.

Why Should I Choose Seevic College?

As a result of having strong relationships with local employers, many of our learners have full-time employment at the end of their Apprenticeship.

What Could I Do Next?

This course will prepare you for qualified work in hospital, community or industrial pharmacies and will enable you to register as a Pharmacy Technician with the GPhC.

Full-time employment is a definite option, with roles such as a Pharmacy Technician available.

General Entry Requirements

Grades A/8-C/4 in English, Maths and ICT.* Individual pathway requirements will also need to be met.

*If candidates do not have the required grades in one of the above subjects, they may be able to take them at Functional Skills level alongside the Apprenticeship.

Specific Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade A*/9 to C/4 in two science subjects, Maths and English (or equivalents).

Applicants should also be working in a community or a hospital pharmacy in the role of a pre-registration trainee pharmacy technician for at least 14 hours per week, and not in the role of a pharmacy assistant.

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