Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians
The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians is for learners who are employed in the role of pre-registration trainee pharmacy technician. You must be currently working in Northern Ireland in a pharmacy environment as trainee pharmacy technician, contracted for a minimum of 21 hours or be due to start in such a position by course start date.
The aim of this course is:
The development of the fundamental technical skills and underpinning knowledge and understanding required to become competent in the job role, of Pharmacy Technician, whilst also developing appropriate professional attitudes and behaviours that will support personal success in the learners job role along with long-term success of the employing organisation.
You will also develop a range of interpersonal and intrapersonal skills to support progression to, and success in, further study and career advancement
On successful completion the learner will have achieved a nationally-recognised Level 3 qualification, which offers the opportunity to gain professional registration as a pharmacy technician, if accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
This is a two-year programme.
Fees displayed are for first year only.
Fees are payable on each year of the programme.
There are 21 compulsory units:
Principles of Person-Centred Approaches for Pharmacy Technicians
Principles of Health and Safety for Pharmacy Technicians
Personal Development for Pharmacy Technicians
Principles of Health Promotion and Well-being in Pharmacy Services
Contribute to Service Improvement in the Delivery of Pharmacy Services
Principles for the Management of Pharmaceutical Stock
Undertake Medicines Reconciliation and Supply Principles of Health Promotion and Well-being in Pharmacy Services Receive,
Validate and Issue Prescriptions
Chemical Principles for Pharmacy Technicians
Biological Principles for Pharmacy Technicians
Medicinal and Non-medicinal Treatments for Gastrointestinal and Nutritional
Condition Medicinal Treatments for Cardio-respiratory
Conditions Medicinal and Non-medicinal Treatments for Malignant Diseases and Musculoskeletal
Conditions Microbiology for Pharmacy Technicians
Actions and Uses of Medicines Medicinal and Non-medicinal Treatments for Central Nervous System Conditions
Medicinal Methods for the Prevention, Protection from and Treatment of Infections Medicinal Treatments for Endocrine, Gynaecological and Genitourinary Conditions
Medicinal Treatments for Sensory Organ Conditions
Principles of Safe Manufacture of Quality Medicines in the Pharmaceutical Environment
You must be currently working in Northern Ireland in a pharmacy environment as trainee pharmacy technician, contracted for a minimum of 21 hours or
be due to start in such a position by course start date.
You will learn appropriate and professional attitudes and behaviours for the role of Pharmacy Technician whilst also developing the fundamental technical skills and the underpinning knowledge and understanding required to become competent in this job role.
The flexible delivery and assessment approaches, for example virtual learning environments (VLEs), online lectures, video, printable online resources, virtual visits, webcams for distance training, e-portfolios.
The balance of on-the-job and off-the-job training.
A range of teaching and learning methods is used to deliver this training effectively while still meeting varying learner needs.
Examples of teaching and learning methods for off-the-job training include: enquiry-based learning, real-world problem solving, reflective practice, questioning and discussions, demonstration, simulation and role play, peer learning and virtual environments.
There will also be opportunities for the development and practising of skills on the job.
The on-the-job element of the programme offers opportunities for assessment and plays an important role in developing the learner’s routine expertise, resourcefulness, craftspersonship and professionalism
Learners who achieve the Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians can apply for professional registration as pharmacy technicians.
In the longer term, learners can progress to more senior or complex job roles in pharmacy or the healthcare sector.
- To be currently working in a pharmacy environment in Northern Ireland as a trainee pharmacy technician or have secured a placement as a trainee pharmacy technician, by the start of the course.
- A minimum placement of at least 21 hours per week, and a registered pharmacy professional to act as a supervisor or mentor.
- 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English, Maths and Science. Equivalent qualifications will be considered individually.
- An acceptable reference for good character and an acceptable self-declaration for health.
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