Pharmacy services assistant apprenticeship

Provide a variety of pharmacy and medicine services

Working under the supervision of a pharmacist or another accountable healthcare professional, a pharmacy services assistant provides a variety of pharmacy and medicine services to patients, the public and other professional healthcare teams. In this role, you’ll support the delivery of pharmacy services in a variety of pharmacy environments. You’ll support the supply, preparation and assembly of medicines and products, and issue them to patients and other healthcare professionals. You’ll also assist with providing advice to patients to help them to make effective use of their medicines. You’ll be responsible for ordering and receiving medicines, as well as their storage, disposal and return. During the pharmacy services assistant apprenticeship you’ll also develop an understanding of healthy lifestyle choices and relevant screening services.


Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements for the pharmacy services assistant apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs

Potential salary upon completion: £19,000 per annum

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