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Science is linked to a wide range of apprenticeships, across a variety of industries, such as healthcare and manufacturing.

At Kendal College, we have invested heavily in sciences, with our apprentices benefitting from modern facilities, industry standard equipment and teaching from former industry professionals. Learning is delivered both in the classroom, laboratory and in the workplace to support learner’s development in analysing data, carrying out experiments and working safely and professionally in their industry.

A full list of our apprenticeship courses can be found below:

Pharmacy Technician (integrated), Level 3

Course Overview

Pharmacy Technicians work in a wide range of settings, including (but not exclusively): registered pharmacies, community services, justice (the Prison Service), GP Practices, dispensing doctors’ practices, care homes and clinical commissioning groups, hospitals, mental health, defence (HM Armed Services) and within the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmacy technicians manage the supply of medicines and devices in a pharmacy and assist pharmacists with advisory services.

Entry Requirements

Ideally, learners should hold 5 GCSEs at grade (4-9), including English and Maths and be employed for thirty hours a week or more.

Topics Covered

The actual work setting will determine the specific areas of activity that the Pharmacy Technician undertakes, but typically their role will include the following:

  • Providing safe and effective pharmacy services
  • Supply medicines and devices to patients, whether on prescription or over the counter
  • Achieving the best outcomes through a patient’s medicines
  • Assemble medicines for prescriptions
  • Provide information to patients and other healthcare professionals
  • Manage areas of medicines supply such as dispensaries
  • Supervise other pharmacy staff
  • Answering customers questions face to face or by phone
  • Pre-packing, assembling and labelling medicines
  • Referring problems or queries to the pharmacist

Delivery

Day release.

Start Date

September 2022

Duration

24 Months

Healthcare Science Associate, Level 4

Course Overview

Healthcare Science Associates support the work of Healthcare Science Practitioners and Clinical Scientists in carrying out a variety of diagnostic, therapeutic and monitoring procedures in hospitals, general practice and other healthcare settings. This apprenticeship supports learners to gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to perform a wide range of routine procedures specific to their environment, under minimal supervision and in-accordance health, safety, governance and ethical requirements.

Typical roles within healthcare science may include blood science, reproductive medicine, cardiac science and medical engineering.

Entry Requirements

Ideally, learners should hold 5 GCSEs at grade (4-9), including English and Maths and be employed for thirty hours a week or more.

Topics Covered

Professional practice and person-centred care, personal and professional development, health, safety and security, quality, technical-scientific services, clinical care, audit and service improvement, research and innovation, and leadership.

Delivery

Day release.

Assessment

Learners will be assessed through observation, examinations, a workplace portfolio and competency interview.

Start Date

Throughout the year

Duration

24 Months