Course Information

Level 2 Apprenticeship Pharmacy Services

Pearson
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Part-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 17 September 2020
Day: Thursday
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 8
Total Hours: 272
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 12
Course Coordinator: John.Moore@swc.ac.uk

Part-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 17 September 2020
Day: Thursday
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 8
Total Hours: 272
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 12
Course Coordinator: John.Moore@swc.ac.uk

Description

On completion of this Apprenticeship you will meet the statutory requirements for work as a Pharmacy Assistant within the Dispensing Pharmaceutical Industry.You will complete a knowledge based qualification - Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science and a competence based qualification - Edexcel Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills. Candidates need to be working in a suitable Pharmacy role for at least 14 hrs per week. You will be required to complete the Pharmacy specific ERR workbook provided by Skills for Health. You will be required to complete Essential Skills Numeracy, if you do not have a GCSE Grade C or above in Maths.

Core Modules

The Units and at least 3 Optional Units on the Edexcel NVQ in Pharmacy Service Skills include:

  • Assist with the provision of a pharmacy service to meet individuals’ needs.
  • Ensure your own Actions Reduce risks to Health and Safety.
  • Contribute to the effectiveness of teams.
  • Assist in the sale of medicines and products.
  • Assemble prescribed items.
  • The Units on the Edexcel BTEC Level 2 in Pharmaceutical science include:
  • Communicating with Pharmacy Customers.
  • Ordering and issuing stock in the Pharmacy.
  • Receiving, Storing and Maintaining Stock in the Pharmacy.
  • Selling Over the Counter Medicines in the Pharmacy.
  • Processing a Prescription.
  • Assessment Method

    Assessment for the BTEC Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science is assignment based. Grades are awarded on the achievement of specified learning outcomes. Assessment for the NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills takes place primarily in the workplace.

    Progression Opportunities

    Successful completion of this Apprenticeship programme will meet the requirements for work as a Pharmacy Assistant and may progress to the Level 3 Apprenticeship.

    Entry Requirements

    Employment in a suitable Pharmacy role for at least 14 hrs per week.