• Question: How many years of training did you have to do?

    Asked by JonP on 22 Mar 2022.
    • Photo: Robin Mullen

      Robin Mullen answered on 22 Mar 2022:

      To train as a pharmacist – 4 years of Uni and 1 year of a pre-registration training year – you work in the role and study alongside and write your registration exam at the end of the year (now called a Foundation year) – so 5 all together!

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      Samantha Garside answered on 23 Mar 2022:

      To train as a Pharmacy Technician I did an apprenticeship which was 2 years and I had to do a BTEC and a NVQ Level 3, since initial training I have done various other courses to move up in my role.

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      Laurence Quirk answered on 23 Mar 2022:

      As a manager it’s difficult to say how many years. I did 3 years on a geography degree and then volunteering which got me into working for different charities. In those charities I did lots of things that helped me learn to be manager (short courses, learned from other people etc). I did do a leadership and management degree over 6 years – it took that long because I was working full time – sometimes in two jobs – and studying part-time.

    • Photo: Sarah Cousins

      Sarah Cousins answered on 23 Mar 2022:

      I did 5 years a medical school, then 2 years of what is called foundation training. During this stage you are a doctor, and paid, but you are gaining experience. I then chose to do GP training and this was a further 3 years.

    • Photo: Lynne Thompson

      Lynne Thompson answered on 30 Apr 2022:

      For me I trained within the ambulance service. I was a Paramedic after 2 and a half years.

      Today you need to go to university for 3 years or 1 year to be a ambulance technician.