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Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills at City Training Services

Course description

This qualification is aimed at individuals who want to work as a pharmacy technician, the role of the pharmacy technician is regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).  An individual may be able to register with the GPcC upon satisfactory completion of the required registerable qualifications and training period. These qualifications include the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science (QCF) and the Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills (NVQ).  The role of the pharmacy technician is to provide support to the pharmacist and deliver patient focused services, such as dispensing and aseptic services etc.

Course content

The apprenticeship framework comprises of

  • Work based assessment (NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Service Skills)
  • Underpinning knowledge (BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science – assessment based )
  • Functional skills to Level 2 (projects and tests)
  • Employees rights and responsibilities
  • Personal learning and thinking skills (PLTS)

Entry requirements

GCSE A to C in Maths, English and Science preferred


The NVQ is delivered through practical and written knowledge assessments which are carried out in the workplace and apprentices will be required to produce work and build an e-portfolio of evidence. The BTEC is delivered as either a College based day-release course or a blended learning approach of College and on-line learning. 

Future opportunities

There are a range of post registration courses available to pharmacy technicians looking to progress in their sector, they may include a range of higher education qualifications or other work-related education and training to support continuing profession development.

Further information

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City Training Services directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Tracy Worsnop - Health,Public Service & Care Team Manager
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01274728316
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