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Pharmacy Assistant, 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: 18th March 2024
    • Class Schedule: Monday or Wednesday (7PM-8:30PM)
    • Mode of delivery: Online
    • Study type: Self-paced
    • Total Fees: £2,750.00   Special Offer Price (20% Off): £2,200.00 (Total Fee is inclusive of Initial Deposit Fee)
    • Initial Deposit Amount: £199.00
    • No Additional Fees
 
  • Places Remaining: 4 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

 Initial DepositInstalmentsNet Payable

One-off Payment

£199

£2,001.00

£2,001.00

2 Instalments

£199

£1,000.50 x2

£2,001.00

Monthly Instalments

£199

£200.10 x 10

£2,001.00

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

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

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND SUITABILITY

In order to be accepted onto the course you must:

  • Good English, Maths and ICT skills (*BKSB assessments available at a small fee)
  • Voluntary Placement for 14 hours a week (The College will assist in finding placements)

QUALIFICATION DELIVERY

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.

COURSE CONTENT

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

 

Unit No.Unit TitleMandtory/Optional

Unit 1

Person-Centred Care and Communication

Mandatory

Unit 2

Principles of Health and Safety for Pharmacy Support Staff

Mandatory

Unit 3

Effective Teamwork within Pharmacy Services

Mandatory

Unit 4

Personal Development for Pharmacy Support Staff

Mandatory

Unit 5

Dispensing and Supply of Prescribed Medicines and Medicinal Products

Optional

Unit 6

Managing Pharmacy Stock

Optional

Unit 7

Principles of Safe Preparation and Manufacturing of Medicines and Pharmaceutical Products

Optional

Unit 8

Selling over the Counter Medicines and Medicinal Products

Optional



ASSESSMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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

PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES

 

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.

  

FAQs

Pharmacy Assistant, Level 2 is 12 months

Pharmacy Assistant, Level 2 duration is based on the guide learning hours and teaching hours set by the awarding body

Pharmacy Assistant, Level 2 Staff costs £2,750.00 Special Offer Price (20% off): £2,200.00 (Total Fee is inclusive of Initial Deposit Fee)

1 day a week. Lessons are held online

18th October 2023

Pharmacy Assistant, Level 2 students will have to do a minimum of 14 hours a week in a work placement

Our track record in student placement for voluntary work is excellent, although it’s important to note that success isn’t always guaranteed. Our goal is to secure a placement for you within a reasonable one-hour travel distance from your home. Additionally, we encourage you to proactively reach out to potential employers in your local area, as this proactive approach can significantly enhance your chances of finding a suitable placement more swiftly.

The matter of payment between you and your employer is a private arrangement, and the college does not intervene in this regard. It’s worth noting that different employers have varying policies when it comes to payments. Some may begin paying you right from the start, while others may require you to learn the basic roles before initiating payment. This is something you can discuss during your interview process.

Our services are geared towards assisting you in your job search journey. We provide support in creating an up-to-date CV and offer job interview preparation. It is worth mentioning that our track record demonstrates a high level of success, with nearly all of our students securing professional employment within three months of completing our courses.

Students can fill out an application online

https://thewoolwichcollege.org.uk/payment/?course=pharmacy-assistant-level-2

Copies of your documents can also be emailed to [email protected]

Students need to have English and Maths at GCSE level or equivalent (Level 1 qualification) whether this is from the UK or EU. All qualifications from abroad need to be translated into English before the student can enrol

If you do not have English and Maths at GCSE level or equivalent (Level 1 qualification) we do provide BKSB assessments in English and Maths (at a small fee) to cover this requirement

  • Photo ID (Passport)
  • Proof of Address (dated in the last 3 months)
  • Visa Status either a British Passport, BRP (Biometric Residence Permit) which is dated for after the end of the course duration or a Share Code (if you are from Europe)
  • NI Number (National Insurance Number) or right to work in the UK documentation
  • Certificates of your previous qualifications (qualifications from abroad must be converted)
  • UK Naric statement of comparability (for converted qualification from abroad)
  • Up to date CV (Curriculum Vitae)
  • Health Declaration (This is a letter written and signed by you which states that you are fit, healthy and have no medical conditions which will affect your completion of the course)
  • Character References (A testimony written by the referee would be preferred, it would also need to include their Job title, contact number and email address (if they have a GPhC registration number they must include this as well). Please note that the referee cannot be a family member. This person must have known you for at least 6 months or more

There are a few other fees that are separate from the course fee. They are Deposit Fee and Awarding Body Registration Fee. There is also a fee for the BKSB Assessments:

  • Deposit Fee is £400.00
  • Pearson Awarding Body Registration Fee for Pharmacy Assistant, Level 2 is £149.50
  • BKSB English and Maths Assessments £50.00 (£25.00 individually)

Yes, there are three different payment options:

  • One-off Payment
  • Two Instalments
  • Monthly Instalments (10 months)

Self-Funded (Bank Transfer, Direct Debit or Credit Card)

No, if you require a student visa to study in the UK or you are a tier 4 student. We are open to accepting applications from students who meet the following conditions:

UK and EU Students: We welcome applications from students who hold citizenship within the United Kingdom (UK) or any of the European Union (EU) member countries.

Valid Visa Holders: Additionally, we consider applicants who possess valid visas, such as:

Post-Study Visas: Students holding post-study visas, which allow them to remain in the UK after completing their studies.

Dependent Visas: Individuals on dependent visas of primary visa holders in the UK.

Settlement Status (Indefinite Leave to Remain): Applicants who have obtained Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) status in the UK.

All students must be 18 and over to study here at The Woolwich College

From the moment you submit your application, documents and pay the deposit fee it should take up to 2-3 weeks for you to be fully enrolled onto the course

It is not a requirement, but it may benefit you if you have some previous experience

On completion of this course, students will be eligible to apply for professional registration with the GPhC (General Pharmaceutical Council) 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 (General Pharmaceutical Council) as a pharmacy technician on completion

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