Pharmacy Technician (Level 3)

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Apprenticeship

Pharmacy Technician

Training Provider

Buttercups Training

Location

Online

Duration
24 months
Most Suitable For
Those wanting to develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours to become a Pharmacy Technician.
Award
Level 3 Pharmacy Technician Advanced Apprenticeship award
Programme Cost
£8,000. For non-levy paying employers only 5% (£400) contribution required to be paid, or potential for full 100% levy transfer (£0).
Additional Funding
For Primary Care Employers:
Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician (PTPT) Funding, relating to intakes from September 2023 – February 2024. For funding application process visit our pharmacy webpage https://www.lscthub.co.uk/pharmacists/ for more details. Deadline for applying for funding is 17 September 2023.
For all Employers:
• If apprentice is under the age of 25, Employer may not have to pay Class 1 Employer National Insurance. Full details and criteria are found here.
• The following are available for apprenticeships starting between 1 August 2023 – 31 July 2024 (full details and criteria are found within the ESFA Funding Rules):
  1. £1,000 if apprentice is aged 16 to 18 years’ old, OR aged 19 to 24 years’ old and has an education health and care (EHC) plan/been in the care of their local authority.
  2. Gov will fund 100% of the tuition fee if employer supports a young apprentice AND has fewer than 50 employees.
Start Date
Anytime
Teaching Delivery
Online
Key Learning Requirements
Apprenticeships require learners to achieve specific new knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs), which are detailed in the Apprenticeship Standard. These are achieved by;
1) Programme Teaching; Online teaching, plus coaching sessions (every 6 –8 weeks), and online resources. Learners will complete 17 virtual classroom sessions across the duration of the programme, with each session lasting approximately 60 minutes and multiple timeslots available for learners to book on to attend when required. All e-learning teaching materials are available for learners to access 24/7 via an online learning platform, offering flexibility for learners and employers to accommodate and complete training at their convenience. The expected time spent completing e-learning activities on a weekly average is approximately 3-4 hours per week.
2) Independent study; such as assignment/project research and write up
3) Learning in the workplace; shadowing colleagues, completing programme assigned work based projects, day-to-day development within your current role duties/work activities, reflections with mentor, relevant training sessions.
4) Placements/Additional Practical Requirements; Learners must work under the supervision of a pharmacist or pharmacy technician for the duration of the apprenticeship and must work alongside a pharmacy registrant for a minimum of 14 hours per week. Placements will be required if the candidate’s primary work location (lead employer) does not meet the requirements of the programme – if so this must be arranged by the employer and agreement in place as part of application process. Further guidance regarding is available on the course’s webpage.
Modules
This programme has fixed module delivery (you are unable to choose the modules studied). A list of modules is available on the course webpage or course materials.
Placements
See Key Learning Requirements
Assessments
Apprentices will be assessed throughout the programme by assignments, observations/evaluations and End Point Assessment.
Key Candidate Entry Requirements
• Employed 30 hours or more per week for the duration of the apprenticeship. The apprenticeship duration may be extended to support staff who work less than this (but no less than 21 hours per week).
• Preferably, evidence of English and Maths at GCSE C/4 or above /Functional Skills Level 2 / Equivalent. (If the candidate does not have evidence of Maths and English at the relevant level, there are two options; 1. via HEE funded online revision and exams. Contact Training Hub Apprenticeship Team for more details.
2. Or, Training Provider will support the learner through the relevant learning and exams, alongside their apprenticeship. An initial diagnostic assessment will be completed by the Training Provider at application stage to determine suitability for this option)
Full requirements and details are found on the course webpage/information.
Key Employer Entry Requirements
• Ensure Learner has the support and opportunities to achieve the requirements of the apprenticeship
• A Qualified Pharmacist or Pharmacy Technician to mentor the apprentice
Listed as an Approved Provider on HEE and NHS Procurement
Higher Procurement - National Framework for Pharmacy Apprenticeships
Application Timescale
It takes on average 2 – 3 months to complete all application stages for this programme.
If recruiting to this position, additional time will be required for recruitment and advertising stages.
Additional Training Hub Support
Primary Care Employees:
• Have access to all resources provided by the L&SCPC Training Hub such as Digital training, Health and Wellbeing support and events.
Information Last Updated
05/02/2024

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How to Apply

If you would like to discuss or apply for an apprenticeship either for yourself, a member of staff or a vacancy for a new recruit, please complete the appropriate Training Hub Expression of Interest Form from the following options. This allows the apprenticeship team to complete basic pre-checks and to ensure the advice and guidance provided to you is tailored to your service. When relevant, application instructions (including tuition fee and funding instructions) will be sent.

Primary Care Online Expression of Interest Form. If you would like to discuss anything first, please email [email protected] or call Olivia on 07735161775

Social Care Online Expression of Interest Form. If you would like to discuss anything first, please email [email protected] or call Dawn on 07796 060023