PHARMACY STUDIES: AN INTRODUCTION PART 2
SCQF Level 4
Health Professions & Social Services

Course Overview
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This course builds on the knowledge and skills achieved through Introduction to Pharmacy part 1 or for school leavers, young people, adults and mature applicants and those wishing to return to formal education and gain recognised qualifications. This is a level 5 course and covers skills and knowledge related to working in a pharmacy.

This is a short full-time course which runs for 18 weeks (with about 16 hours per week in college plus a 3 hour per week self-study allocation). For further information please contact Lorna.Caldwell@edinburghcollege.ac.uk 

All successful applicants will be invited along to an applicant day. 


Students studying pharmacy courses may be required to apply for a PVG may be eligible in the future after undertaking further studies to register with the General Pharmaceutical Council. Read about these here and find out what you need to do.

What You Will Learn
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  • Introduction to pharmacy sale and supply
  • Introduction to good dispensing practice
  • Pharmacy factors and interfaces
  • First aid for Pharmacy
  • The human body

Placement Information
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  • There is no formal placement requirement for this course, however, there may be work experience opportunities in a pharmacy setting as available, where you would be observing members of the pharmacy team.
Entry Requirements
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  • Existing students may be considered for progression from Pharmacy Introduction: Part 1. Suitability for progression onto further study will be determined by achievement, a good attendance record, good conduct and you will require a successful progression discussion with the delivery team
  • External applicants will be considered on merit, however, candidates must demonstrate a keen interest in pharmacy and/or health care, be well presented and have good interpersonal and communication skills.

English Proficiency Requirements
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  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
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  • End of unit assessments and continually throughout.
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
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  • All successful applicants will be invited along to an applicant day. 
  • For this level, of course, your workwear is funded through your bursary award (no requirement for you to pay). Workwear is required to be worn when in college pharmacy areas.

Progression And Articulation Routes
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  • NC Pharmacy Services
  • All applications for progression are considered on merit. Suitability for progression onto further study will be determined by achievement, a good attendance record, good conduct and you will require a successful progression discussion with the delivery team.

Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
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  • This Introduction to Pharmacy course is designed for you to progress onto further study and in itself will not lead to direct employment in a pharmacy setting.
Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day
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  • 3 days per week with 3 hours per week for self-study and additional team working and community-based activities as appropriate.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays (please expect 3 full days 09:00-16:30). Subject to change

Course Cost And Funding Options
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Start Date(s)
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Full Time

This course will start week commencing...
  • 20/01/2020
End Date(s)
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Full Time

This course will end on...
  • 12/06/2020
Course Delivery
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