What does the NPA/Qube pharmacy retail apprenticeship include?

  • Free enrolment onto the NPA’s GPhC accredited Medicines counter assistant and Dispensary assistant courses for your student to complete on our interactive NPA Learning Academy eLearning platform
  • Enrolment onto a Level 2 Retail Apprenticeship with Qube Learning
  • Free or discounted recruitment service provided by Qube Talent; who will provide you with a bespoke pharmacy assistant job description and then a shortlist of qualified candidates
  • Fully funded tuition and assessment for the apprenticeship either via the Apprenticeship Levy or a Levy Donor; which Qube will help you find
  • Free legally approved apprentice employment contract
  • A point of contact and support throughout the whole process right up to the student qualifying.

PLUS you may be eligible for:

  • Up to £3000 per apprentice in cash incentives from the government
  • No Employer’s NI liability for any apprentice up to the age of 25 earning less than £40k pa

Your only costs will be:

  • The apprentice’s salary
  • If the apprentice should fail their end point assessment, a retake charge is incurred
  • A small charge for recruitment for any apprentice over the age of 19 = £250.00

Our brochure introduces you to the new pharmacy retail apprenticeship – download your copy.

Please read our FAQs for more details. Alternatively you can view the funding that is available for apprenticeships here. You can find more information from:

To learn more about the benefits of employing an apprentice, view our Little known facts about apprenticeships.

You can find out more about our Recommended Business Partner Qube Learning here.