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.

  • Duration of the course: 12 Months
  • Awarding Body: Pearson
  • Start Date: July 13, 2022
  • Class Schedule: Every Wednesday (7PM-8:30PM)
  • Mode of delivery: Blended
  • Study type: Self-paced
  • Total Fees: £1,992.50   Early Bird Offer (30% off):  £1,394.75 (Save £597.75)
  • Initial Deposit Amount: £300.00
  • No Hidden Fee

  • Seats Remaining: 8

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Instalments Discount Discount Amount Net Payable
One-off Payment £1,692.50 10% £169.25 £1,523.00
2 Instalments £846.25 x 2 - - £1,692.50
Monthly Instalments £169.25 x 10 - - £1,692.50

Tuition fees can be paid by one of the following methods: Credit or Debit Card, Bank Transfer, PayPal or Weston Union.

Money back guaranteed within 14 days from the commencement of the course, if you're not satisfied with your course experience.


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 student’s 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



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.



Students must complete a minimum of 4 mandatory units, along with at least 1 optional unit.

Unit No. Unit Title Mandtory/Optional

Unit 1

Person-Centred Care and Communication


Unit 2

Principles of Health and Safety for Pharmacy Support Staff


Unit 3

Effective Teamwork within Pharmacy Services


Unit 4

Personal Development for Pharmacy Support Staff


Unit 5

Dispensing and Supply of Prescribed Medicines and Medicinal Products


Unit 6

Managing Pharmacy Stock


Unit 7

Principles of Safe Preparation and Manufacturing of Medicines and Pharmaceutical Products


Unit 8

Selling over the Counter Medicines and Medicinal Products




  • 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.



Trainee Pharmacy Assistant Student

Lindita Alushi

Trainee Pharmacy Assistant

“After a long gap in my career, the experience with The Woolwich College has boosted my confidence and improved the way I see myself as a professional.

The lessons are delivered in a very flexible schedule on practical online platforms and the teaching is excellent, allowing anyone to make the most out of it.

The work placement was provided by the College in almost no time, something that didn’t let me struggle and delay my course.

I am very glad that I chose The Woolwich College to support me in what I want to achieve and appreciate the hard work that all its members do to support students that opt for these college course.”

“I am a Mum of two boys and I run my own home-based business. I have dreamt of making a career change and The Woolwich College has made this absolutely possible!

The zoom classes are not only convenient but are also very informative, well planned and interactive. The course facilitator also makes time to chat to each student before the lessons and leaves enough time for questions at the end.

The Woolwich College has given me the opportunity to make a career change without having to give up family time or compromise my earnings whilst studying.

Thank you for making my dream come true.”

Trainee Pharmacy Assistant Student

Marilize Fourie

Trainee Pharmacy Assistant


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