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City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Pharmacy Service Skills

City & Guilds

Level 2


This course forms part of the Apprenticeship in Pharmacy Services. This apprenticeship is fully funded by the Department for Employment and Learning and offers those working in a pharmacy environment the chance to study for qualifications to enhance their career progression.


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Course Content

This qualification covers the in depth procedures for serving customers, checking medicines and maintaining stock in a pharmacy setting. To register as a pharmacy technician, as required by the General Pharmaceutical Council, learners need the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills and the Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science. They can be taken separately, or as part of an Apprenticeship for Pharmacy. These qualifications are for those interested in a career as a Pharmacy Assistant or Technician. No previous experience is required to start the Level 2 qualification. Learners will be assessed in their workplace, so a job or trainee post in a pharmacy setting is required.

Assessment Method

Assessment is through a combination of portfolio work and multiple choice on-line exams.

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Learners can progress to the Level 3 Apprenticeship to cover the duties of a Pharmacy Technician.

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Entry Requirements

To comply with Apprenticeship NI guidelines, learners must be in paid employment in a pharmacy setting for a minimum of 21 hours per week. Ideally learners will hold passes in GCSE Maths/English or equivalent.

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