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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: September 2024

    • Class Schedule: Fortnightly on Tuesdays (7PM-8:30PM)

    • Mode of Delivery: Online

    • Study Type: Self-paced

    • Total Fees: £6,250.00  Special 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


 Initial DepositInstalmentsNet Payable

One-off Payment




2 Instalments


£2,400.50 x 2


Monthly Instalments


£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.


Unit No.Unit Title

Unit 1

Principles of Person-Centred Approaches for Pharmacy Technicians

Unit 2

Principles of Health and Safety for Pharmacy Technicians

Unit 3

Personal Development for Pharmacy Technicians

Unit 4

Principles of Health Promotion and Well-being in Pharmacy Services

Unit 5

Contribute to Service Improvement in the Delivery of Pharmacy Services

Unit 6

Principles for the Management of Pharmaceutical Stock

Unit 7

Undertake Medicines Reconciliation and Supply

Unit 8

Assemble and Check Dispensed Medicines and Products

Unit 9

Receive, Validate and Issue Prescriptions

Unit 10

Chemical Principles for Pharmacy Technicians

Unit 11

Biological Principles for Pharmacy Technicians

Unit 12

Medicinal and Non-medicinal Treatments for Gastrointestinal and Nutritional Conditions

Unit 13

Medicinal Treatments for Cardio-respiratory Conditions

Unit 14

Medicinal and Non-medicinal Treatments for Malignant Diseases and Musculoskeletal Conditions

Unit 15

Microbiology for Pharmacy Technicians

Unit 16

Actions and Uses of Medicines

Unit 17

Medicinal and Non-medicinal Treatments for Central Nervous System Conditions

Unit 18

Medicinal Methods for the Prevention, Protection from and Treatment of Infections

Unit 19

Medicinal Treatments for Endocrine, Gynaecological and Genitourinary Conditions

Unit 20

Medicinal Treatments for Sensory Organ Conditions

Unit 21

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

  • Leadership skills