Association of Pharmacy
Technicians UK (APTUK)
The Professional Leadership Body for Pharmacy Technicians

What qualifications do you need to apply for a Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacy Technician post?

You will usually need four or five GCSEs (A-C) to start this qualification to include English, Maths, and 2 x Science subjects, although this depends on the recruiting employer.

Team working and the ability to communicate well is also essential as is the need to be accurate, careful, dedicated and reliable. It is necessary to be good at dealing with people and have the ability to explain things simply to other professional staff and patients. Information technology skills would also be advantageous.