Have your say on the review of the Pharmacy Services Apprenticeships at SCQF level 6 and SCQF level 8

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By Alistair Hamilton | 27 November 2020

Here at Skills for Health we champion the benefits of workforce development and learning based on ensuring a nationally recognised level of competence for a particular task or job. As the Sector Skills Council for Health we develop and maintain these competences National Occupational Standards (NOS) for healthcare occupations across the UK.

In Scotland, Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and Competence Based Qualifications are used to assess occupational competence. The SVQs form the basis of the health Modern and Technical Apprenticeships in Scotland.

To ensure the availability of an appropriate range of qualifications and Apprenticeship Frameworks, we work closely with the Scottish Qualifications Authority, Skills Development Scotland and the Pharmacy Sector in Scotland, and we are currently reviewing and updating the Modern Apprenticeship for Pharmacy Support Staff and the Technical Apprenticeship for Pharmacy Technicians.

It is now vital that we gain the views and expertise of those working in the Scottish pharmacy sector, as well as those delivering the qualification and training, on the content of these Apprenticeships.

To have your say, please find details of how to contribute your feedback with our consultation here, which is open until midday, Tuesday 22nd December 2020.

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