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Regulatory Affairs Specialist (degree)

Managing the licensing of medicines for pharmaceutical companies.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


7 (equivalent to master’s degree)

Typical length
30 months
Current funding band
Up to £21,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer. Apprentices will usually need a science, engineering or law degree.

What apprentices will learn
  • understanding licensing regulations for medicines
  • managing license applications for medicines
  • creating and implementing regulatory strategies
  • solving regulatory problems
  • managing risk

None specified.

Professional registration

Apprentices who complete this apprenticeship can apply for registered scientist status with the Organisation for Professionals in Regulatory Affairs or the Science Council.

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.