In order to enrol for the course and become a pre-registration trainee pharmacy technician, applicants must be employed in a pharmacy setting and working under the direction of a pharmacist or pharmacy technician for not less than 14 hours per week over a consecutive two-year period. Trainees may be employed in one setting or undertaking cross-sector training across two or more settings.
A minimum of 4 GCSEs grade A* - C (new grades 9 - 4) or equivalent including:
GCSE English at Grade C/Level 4 or above, Scottish National 5 or above, or equivalent English language evidence which can include Functional Skills Level 2*
GCSE Maths at Grade C/Level 4, Scottish National 5 or above, or equivalent evidence of numeracy which can include Functional Skills Level 2
GCSE Science x 1 at Grade C/Level 4 or above, or Scottish National 5 or equivalent
*PLEASE NOTE that English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is not an equivalent to GCSE English Grade C/Level 4 or above and does not meet the entry requirements.