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Intermediate Apprenticeship for Dispensing and Pharmacy Assistants at Trafford College

Course description

Competence Element -Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in Pharmacy Services Skills (QCF)Knowledge Element -Edexcel Level 2 Certificate in Pharmaceutical Science (QCF)Functional Skills Maths level 1Functional Skills English level 1ERR - Employment Rights and ResponsibilitiesPLTS (Personal Learning and Thinking Skills) consisting of* Creative Thinking* Independant Enquiry* Reflective Learning* Team Working* Self Management * Effective Participation

Entry requirements

Minimum 3 GCSE's graded A*-C in suitable subjects or equivalent qualifications.(to include maths, english and a science). Ability to complete a Level 2 BTEC qualification in Pharmaceutical Science recruited as a Pharmacy Assistant. Subject to an initial assessment if required additional support via College will be given.


The BTEC and NVQ (e-portfolio) are taught and assessed by monthly visits from a tutor/assessor. Functional skills are delivered at the college via portfolio building and an end test for up to 6 days per functional skill.

Future opportunities

Following qualification and suitable work experience throughout the apprenticeship you are eligible for progression to an Advanced Apprenticeship.

Further information

Contact Course Enquiries on 0161 886 7070.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 13 May 2016
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    • Travelling by Bus
      The nearest bus stop for Trafford College is situated on Chester Road (A56) outside Stretford Leisure Centre, 5 minutes walk from the College. For more information about travelling by bus to Talbot Road, visit or call 0871 200 22 33.

      Travelling by Metrolink
      Trafford College, Talbot Road is situated 5 minutes walk from Old Trafford Metrolink Stop. Services run from Bury, Altrincham, and Manchester, with connections to Eccles. For Metrolink service information visit or call 0161 205 2000.

      Travelling by Train
      The Closest train station is Trafford Park on the Manchester - Liverpool line ans is 20 mins walk to site. Trains run approximately every hour in both directions.

      Travelling by Car
      The site is situated on Talbot Road (A5014), 2 miles from M602 slip Road (Junction 3) and 2 miles from Junction 7 of the M60. The College is located opposite Lancashire County Cricket Club and approximately 10 minutes walk from Old Trafford Football Ground.