Pharmacy Assistant Qualification, Level 2

Course Title: BTEC Level 2 Certificate in The Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Support Staff


The Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Support Staff is specifically designed for learners who wish to receive a professional qualification in order to develop a career in the pharmacy sector.

  • Length of course: 12 Months
  • Awarding Body: Pearson
  • Start Date: Ongoing enrolment
  • Application Deadline:Ongoing enrolment
  • Mode of delivery: Blended
  • Study type: Self-paced
  • Enrolment Fee: £100
  • Awarding Body Fee: £142.50
  • Tuition fees: £1200


Payment Options Discount Discount Amount Net Payable
One-off Payment 10% £120 £1080
Two-Installments (£600×2) - - £1200
Monthly installment (£120×10) - - £1200
Enquire Now     Apply Now


The BTEC Level 2 Certificate in, ‘The Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Support Staff’, provides learners with a great opportunity to help their local area, achieve a nationally (GPhC) recognised Level 2 qualification, and progress in a career within the pharmacy sector.

As a Pharmacy Assistant, students can progress to a career in many different roles across different settings, including registered pharmacies,doctors’ practices, and mental health practices.Pharmacy Assistants play a key role in supporting the work of pharmacy professionals, in providing safe and effective pharmacy services.

Throughout this course, learners will develop their fundamental technical skills, along with appropriate attitudes and behaviours that will support their personal success within their career. Furthermore, it will develop the students interpersonal skills in order to support their progression and success in further study and career advancement.


As a part of the course, the College will provide students with a voluntary work placement of 14 hours a week (*Subject to terms and conditions). This can be up to a 1 hour distance from the College. So please ensure that you are able to fulfil this before applying.


In order to be accepted onto the course you must:

  • Be working in a pharmacy setting
  • Access to a computer, microphone and internet access
  • Have good English language, Maths, and IT skills
  • Pass good character checks
  • Have the necessary communication skills to succeed in an pharmacy assistant role



  • Tuition Fee: Please get in touch for up to date information
  • Payment Plan: Fees can be paid in one payment or in interest-free monthly instalments.
  • Payment Methods: At TWC we accept any of the following payment methods - Credit or debit card, Bank transfer, Paypal, or Western Union
  • Included in the Fee: ll course materials, personal tutor support, access to our online social learning forum, live online classes, assignment marking and feedback



This qualification is delivered online, through a combination of live classes and learning resources. Each student is assigned a personal assessor and our online classes give them the opportunity to discuss their studies with other learners whilst receiving advice, guidance, and support from an experienced pharmacy professional.



Level 2 is made up of 7 core units (as listed below). Students must complete a minimum of four compulsory units, along with at least one optional unit, to total 25 credits.

  1. 1. Person-centred Care and Communication:
    5 credits / 30 guided learning hours

  2. 2. Principles of Health and Safety for Pharmacy Support Staff:
    3 credits / 15 guided learning hours

  3. 3. Effective Teamwork within Pharmacy Services:
    3 credits / 15 guided learning hours

  4. 4. Personal Development for Pharmacy Support Staff:
    4 credits / 20 guided learning hours

  5. 5. Dispensing and Supply of Prescribed Medicines and Medicinal Products:
    10 credits / 70 guided learning hours

  6. 6. Managing Pharmaceutical Stock:
    10 credits / 70 guided learning hours

  7. 7. Selling Over the Counter Medicines and Medicinal Products:
    10 credits / 70 guided learning hours


  • Written assignments
  • Reflective accounts
  • Work based observations
  • Professional Discussions



    On completion of this course, students will be eligible to apply for the role of a Pharmacy Assistant.

    As a Pharmacy Assistant, students can progress to a career in many different roles across different settings. These can include registered pharmacies, community services, the Prison Service, GP practices, dispensing doctors’ practices, care homes and clinical commissioning groups, hospitals, mental health practices - along with other sectors within the pharmaceutical industry. They can also progress on to our Level 3 Pharmacy Technician Qualification and will be eligible to apply for professional registration with the GPhC as a pharmacy technician on completion.



    Learners will have tutored classes and be assigned an assessor. The college offers online teaching material to support the live sessions.

    Enquire Now     Apply Now