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Pre-Registration Pharmacy Technicians Programme


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What are you recruiting for?

We are recruiting for Trainee Pharmacy Technicians (Technical Apprenticeship) who will complete a Pharmacy Technician (Integrated) Training Programme at SCQF Level 8.

Applicants should have already achieved SCQF Level 5 qualifications - National 5 at Grade A to C or Intermediate 2 or Credit Standard Grades or O Grades in Chemistry, Biology, Maths and English/ESOL OR the equivalent SCQF level of relevant qualification/award eg Access to Pharmacy Course, NC Pharmacy, Access to Science (with Biology and Chemistry), Biomedical Sciences or an Applied Science course that is Biology and Chemistry based at level 5 or above.

If you do not as yet meet the academic requirements contact your local Skills Development Scotland office to find out more about where you can take a suitable access course or SCQF level 5 qualifications.

Pharmacy Technicians are registered professionals working within the regulatory standards for pharmacy, as set by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) Pharmacy Order 2010.

This programme will equip learners with the clinical knowledge, confidence, practical and professional skills to practise as pharmacy technicians and on successful completion of the programme to apply for registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

More about the Training Programme

Pharmacy Technicians are vital members of both the pharmacy and NHS Healthcare Team whether in hospitals, community pharmacies or GP practices.  The role of the Pharmacy Technician is becoming more varied and complex as medicines become increasingly sophisticated and the role of the pharmacist evolves. As a result of this, the aim of our training programme is to deliver Pharmacy Technicians who have the necessary skills and knowledge to practice in a 21st century NHS.

You can find out more about the role of a Pharmacy Technician on the NHS Scotland Careers Website or at What is a Pharmacy Technician? (

You can find out more about the Training Programme from Rebecca, who completed her Pre Registration Pharmacy Technician programme as an Apprentice in 2019.

More about the Trainee Duties

How do you decide who to Interview?       

We base our decision on who to interview by assessing the information you have provided on your application form and your responses to the questions you have been asked to address in the assessment section of the application form. 

Please follow the guidance given on the Apply page and Information Pack

Make sure you are including in your application form all the information we have asked you for 

Who can apply?

Anyone who meets our Academic Entry criteria can apply.  See the entry requirements tab for more details.

This programme is designed as an entry route into NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and we welcome applications from school leavers.

We are committed to recruiting a workforce that reflects our population and we welcome applications from people from Black, Asian or other Minority Ethnic backgrounds, from LGBTQ+ candidates, Care Experienced* people and Disabled people.

 *The term “care experienced” refers to anyone who has been, or is currently in care. This includes kinship care where you are living/lived with a relative who is not your parent, or looked after with the help of social work, or living/lived in Residential care, Foster care, Secure care or Adoption.

Entry Requirements



Last Updated: 12 May 2022