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Bradford College

Pharmacy Technician

Study Level
Level 3
Course Type
1 Academic Year
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode


Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to learn and train in your chosen career as well as earning a regular pay packet. You will be given first-hand experience and learn the majority of the skills needed on the job, whilst also completing off-the-job training.

Pharmacy apprentices work in a hospital or community pharmacy undertaking a variety of tasks under the supervision of a qualified pharmacist. Duties vary depending on the setting, but may include selling over-the-counter medicines, dispensing prescriptions, ordering pharmaceutical stock and providing medical information to patients.

  Key Info

Typically the role will include the following:

  • Providing safe and effective pharmacy services
  • Supply medicines and devices to patients, whether on prescription or over the counter
  • Achieving the best outcomes through a patient’s medicines
  • Assemble medicines for prescriptions
  • Provide information to patients and other healthcare professionals
  • Manage areas of medicines supply such as dispensaries
  • Supervise other pharmacy staff
  • Answering customers questions face to face or by phone
  • Pre-packing, assembling and labelling medicines
  • Referring problems or queries to the pharmacist

A Pharmacy Technician is responsible for carrying out both routine and specialist services, including highly complex activities requiring them to use their professional judgement. They are expected to work both individually and as part of a multidisciplinary team. They are able to work with minimum supervision, with a high degree of autonomy, taking responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work that they have undertaken and that of others.

Entry to this course requires four GCSEs at grade A*-C/ 9-4, three of which must include English language, Mathematics and one Science subject, Biology or Chemistry (please contact us if it is a Physics qualification).

You will be required to have a PC with access to the internet in the workplace.

For more information regarding enrolment and entry requirements, please contact our Special Projects Officer, Karen Piotr [email protected].

The Course Leads are our Pharmacy Academic Lead Zoe Corcoran at [email protected] and the Pharmacy Skills Lead, Sam Bradshaw [email protected].

If you are 19 years old or over you may need to pay fees for your Further Education studies.

Course fees depend on your age and course level.

You may be exempt from paying fees though, or eligible to pay a reduced fee – known as fee remission.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.

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