Pharmacy technician

Pharmacy technician

Assist pharmacists in chemists and hospital dispensaries

A pharmacy technician manages the supply of medicines and devices in a pharmacy, and assists pharmacists with advisory services. You’ll be able to carry out this role in a range of settings, including registered pharmacies, community services, the prison service, GP practices, dispensing doctors’ practices, care homes and clinical commissioning groups, hospitals, and within the pharmaceutical industry. Your duties will include providing safe and effective pharmacy services; supplying medicines and devices to patients, whether on prescription or over the counter; providing information to patients and other healthcare professionals; and managing areas of medicines supply, such as dispensaries. In this role, you’ll be responsible for carrying out both routine and specialist services, including highly complex activities requiring you to use your professional judgement.


Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £21,000 per annum

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