About these qualifications
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, you need the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills and the Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science (5356). You can take them separately, or as part of an apprenticeship for Pharmacy.
The Pharmacy Service qualification is a licence to practice qualification.
Who are they for
These qualifications are for anyone interested in a career as a pharmacy assistant or technician. You don't need any previous experience to start the Level 2 qualification.
You'll be assessed in your workplace, so you need to have a job or trainee post in a pharmacy setting.
Available in following countries
- Northern Ireland