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Pharmacy Technician Advanced Apprenticeship at Sandwell College

Course description

This Advanced Apprenticeship is a high quality work-based learning programme for people who wish to develop their prospects and careers as pharmacy technicians, supporting pharmacists.

Course content

This is a two-year course where you will attend college one day per week. On this Advanced Apprenticeship you will support the pharmacist as a pharmacy technician. You will dispense medicines and products, provide information and advice, control stocks, and provide information on symptoms and products to customers. The award includes the Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science plus NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills, and the required Key/Functional Skills.

Entry requirements

You will need to have at least 5 GCSEs at grades A – C, including English and Maths. Entry is subject to a satisfactory interview and college assessment.


Assessment will be through a combination of coursework and portfolio building - mainly within the workplace – online testing, oral questioning, professional discussions and assignment work. Your progress on the course will be regularly monitored through individual tutorials.

Future opportunities

Successful advanced apprentices often go on to a Foundation Degree.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sandwell College directly.

Last updated date: 01 June 2016

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