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Skills4Pharmacy -providing approved apprenticeship training for pharmacies

Skills 4 Pharmacy is a national training provider, delivering initial education and training of pharmacy support workers and pharmacy technicians via GPhC approved apprenticeship programmes in the UK.

Skills4Pharmacyhas been providing outstanding pharmacy apprenticeship training since 2015,delivering high-quality training programmes thathelp further the careers ofpharmacy technicians and pharmacy support workers.

Our students are guided and supported by a professional team of tutors, who are dedicated to furthering the careers of their learners’, ensuring each student acquires the skills and knowledge they need on the road to certification.

All of our programmes are GPhC accredited, with our Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard forPharmacy Support Workers being the first programme in the UK accredited by the GPhC as meeting their new initial training andeducation standards.

Skills4Pharmacy tutors provide regular teaching and learning sessions structured so they are easy for students to engage with, utilising abitesize approach to learning which helps the students digest the information they need.

As an integral part of the apprenticeship process, we assess, select and recruit candidates who show an aptitude for work in the pharmacy sector and work with pharmacies across the UK matching candidates to employers. Skills 4 Pharmacy works with some of the largest community pharmacy chains, NHS Trusts and independent pharmacies in the UK,providing pharmacies with a free recruitment service that provides the pharmacy with suitable candidates pre-selected for their approval.

We also train learners who are already employed and ensure all the pharmacies we work with are supported with help onboarding, contextualised curriculum and full training-compliance and throughout the duration of the apprenticeship.

Once we’ve set the learner up on their new programme, our friendly team will be in touch regularly to help them complete their programme and gain their qualification. We track progress and are always happy to help and support a learner and tutor in any way we can.

An added benefit with our apprenticeship programmes is the provision of government funding.95% of the cost of the training can be funded through the government apprenticeship scheme if the employer has an annual payroll of less than £3m. This means the pharmacy employer only contributes £250 at level 2 and £400 at level3 programme apprenticeship.

Currently, there are also incentive grants available of up to £4kif a pharmacy recruits a new apprentice into their workplace. However, pharmacies interested in this need to act as a matter of urgency as the closing dates for this incentive scheme are nearing, an apprentice/employee must have a start date before 31st January 2022 for the employer to qualify. The employer can then apply for the grant up to 15th May 2022.

Skills4Pharmacy – pharmacy apprenticeship training, established and led by a pharmacist and active employer to provide initial education, training and functional skills for pharmacy apprentices nationwide!

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