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Requirements for Training Posts

Pre-registration (student) Pharmacy technicians – require 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above. These must include Maths, English and Science (Chemistry and Biology); 

Pharmacy assistants – require 3 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above, in Maths, English and a Science. Numerate and Literate at Level 1 as a minimum.

Pre-registration pharmacists – must have completed a UK 4-year MPharm degree (or be undertaking the University of Bradford sandwich degree course), or overseas qualified pharmacists who have attended the 1-year OSPAP (Overseas Pharmacists Assessment Program) and passed all assessments;

Registered pharmacists (for the STEP programme) – must have completed as a minimum 1-year pre-registration training in a UK-approved premises and be a registered member of the General Pharmaceutical Council.