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Pharmacy - Intermediate Apprenticeship at Total People

Course description

Intermediate Apprenticeship 

  • Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Pharmacy Services
  • Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Cert in Pharmaceutical Science
  • Functional skills in Maths, English and ICT

Length of the course - 18 months approximately

What you’ll be doing

  • Assist with the provision of a pharmacy service to meet individuals' need
  • Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health and safety
  • Contribute to the effectiveness of teams.

You also choose four optional units from a range, including:

  • Assemble prescribed items
  • Assist in the preparation of documentation, materials and other items for manufacture and assembly of medicinal products
  • Maintain pharmaceutical stock

Who is it for?

Level 2 will suit you if you have just started your trainee post as a pharmacy assistant and are developing your skills to take on basic duties in the pharmacy setting.

To gain an NVQ, you need to show you've got a particular set of skills. You usually work with your training provider to review your current skills and find the best way to gain new ones - perhaps by trying new things at work, or by studying.

Course content

  • Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Pharmacy Services
  • Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Cert in Pharmaceutical Science

Entry requirements

These qualifications are for anyone interested in a career as a pharmacy assistant or technician. You don't need any previous experience to start the Level 2 qualification.


You'll be assessed in your workplace, so you need to have a job or trainee post in a pharmacy setting.

Financial information

Aged 16-18
Fully funded

Aged 19-23
Fully funded for employers with less than 1000 employees. For employers with 1000+ employees, please contact us for further details.

Aged 24 and over
Total People require employers to make a contribution towards the cost for all learners aged 24 years and over, embarking on an Apprenticeship.

Future opportunities

The Level 2 qualification is part of an approved training scheme that allows you to work as a pharmacy assistant.

Further information

Please visit our website for further information

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Total People directly.

Last updated date: 15 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 18 months approximately​​​​​​​