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Pharmacist apprenticeship proposals: the big debate

Pharmacist apprenticeship proposals: the big debate

The revelation that a proposal for a five-year pharmacist apprenticeship scheme was under consultation was met by responses ranging from support to alarm across community pharmacy.

The 10-day consultation, launched by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education – an employer-led public body not affiliated with a government department – closed on April 14.

Now the first stage of the consultation has finished, more than 6,000 responses will be reviewed by a “health and science route panel”, along with the proposals themselves.

The proposal is for a level 7 apprenticeship, equivalent to a master’s degree, where pharmacists would train as apprentices on placements hosted by pharmacy companies.

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) says the apprenticeship would still need to meet its learning outcomes and standards

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