Can you become a Pharmacy Assistant/Dispensing Technician in the UK with out having the qualification?
There are no minimum entry requirements, although you will usually be expected to have four GCSEs at Grade C or above, or the equivalent, including English, science and maths. You will then need to obtain a trainee post either at a hospital or in a community pharmacy. Some trusts may offer the chance to train through an apprenticeship for pharmacy technicians. Your mum must have worked at the same job, where they trained her. But if she had to find another job, then they might ask her for the NVQ in Dispensing and from then on, she would have been stuck. So my advice is get the qualifications, because another firm might want to see proof of it !!!!