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Pharmacy Technician, Level 3
Course Title: BTEC Level 3 Certificate in The Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technician
The Level 3 Diploma in ‘The Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technician’ is a Pearson BTEC qualification that is specifically designed for learners who wish to qualify as a pharmacy technician and are currently working as a pre-registration trainee pharmacy technician.
Duration of the course: 24 Months
Awarding Body: Pearson
Start Date: January 2024
Class Schedule: Fortnightly on Tuesdays (7PM-8:30PM)
Mode of Delivery: Online
Study Type: Self-paced
- Total Fees:
£6,250.00Special Offer Price (20% Off): £5,000.00 (Total Fee is inclusive of Initial Deposit Fee
- Initial Deposit Amount: £199.00
- No Additional Fees
- Seats Remaining: 5
£2,400.50 x 2
£480.10 x 10
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.
We are at a time where the pharmacy is changing and as such, the responsibility of the pharmacy technician is growing and the need for professional recognition increasing. That is why we are introducing the online level 3 Pearson BTEC Diploma in ‘The principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians’. This is a brand new course that brings together the Pearson specification with accreditation from the GPhC, making it perfect for pre-registration trainee pharmacy technicians, who wish to receive a nationally recognised qualification.
This is an integrated course that is tailored to suit the needs of the learner and the pharmacy. By going through the TWC’s own in-house quality assurance process, we can confidently deliver our students the highest quality of training via our online platform, through a combination of live classes and learning resources. Our online classes give learners the opportunity to discuss their studies with other learners whilst receiving advice, guidance, and support from an experienced pharmacy professional.
Throughout the course, students are required to complete 21 mandatory units. Every student is provided with a personal assessor, and assessment of the qualification is completed through a combination of assignments and work-based assessments. On completion of the course, students will be able to apply for professional registration with the GPhC as a pharmacy technician.
This course is suitable for someone working a minimum of 14 hours a week as a part of a pharmacy support team, who wishes to embark on a career as a pharmacy technician.
- Students must be working in a pharmacy and/or have at least 2 years’ work experience
- Students will also need to have GCSEs Grade A*to C and/or 9 to 4 in English, Maths, and science or a Pharmacy Level 2 qualification
- *BKSB assessments available at a small fee
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 21 mandatory 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
Assemble and Check Dispensed Medicines and Products
Receive, Validate and Issue Prescriptions
Chemical Principles for Pharmacy Technicians
Biological Principles for Pharmacy Technicians
Medicinal and Non-medicinal Treatments for Gastrointestinal and Nutritional Conditions
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
Assessments are both modular and competency-based – both of which are to be submitted online and are compiled into a portfolio of evidence. This can include multiple-choice questions, case studies, and calculation papers.
- Competency-based assessments include: Observations, professional discussions, reflective accounts and witness testimonies
Knowledge-based (Unit) assessments include: Written assignments and presentations
On completion of this course, students will be eligible to apply for professional registration with the GPhC as a pharmacy technician.
A pharmacy technician is vital in supporting community pharmacy by providing safe and effective pharmacy service, supplying medicines and devices to patients, achieving the best outcomes through a patient’s medicines, assembling and checking medicines for prescriptions, and providing information to patients and other healthcare professionals.
Studying this course will also give students credits and skills that will benefit them in a range of careers within the sector. Key areas of development include:
Professional attitude and behaviour
Transferable skills and knowledge for progression within the pharmacy sector
Ability to carry out accuracy checks on prescriptions
An enhanced skill mix within the pharmacy team
An understanding of biological and chemical principles
Knowledge of medicinal treatments for common medical conditions