Pharmacy Services Diploma
Campus Sighthill Campus
Qualification SCQF Level 8
Study mode Part time
Duration 52 weeks
Course enquiry form
If you are a new or experienced pharmacy support worker or are employed as a pre-registration pharmacy technician working within the NHS and want to pursue a career as a fully qualified pharmacy technician, then this course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and qualification to do so.
This course is delivered over a two-year day release program, where you will learn and develop an understanding of physiological systems, clinical disease states, and the actions and uses of medicines as well as covering areas such a clinical, operational and scientific practices and procedures.
As well as attending college lectures (online & on campus you will also undertake the 12 SVQ mandatory units, where you will train, learn and build your knowledge and skills within the workplace whilst gathering, generating and submitting evidence to your e-portfolio showing and demonstrating your own development and competence over your two-year course.
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What you will learn
- Professional Practice in Pharmacy
- Supply of Prescribed Medicines
- Pharmacological Principles: An Introduction
- Storage and Use of Medicines
- Clinical Governance & Risk Management in Pharmacy
- Pharmacotherapeutics, continued
- Health Promotion in Pharmacy
How the course is assessed
- Open and Closed book Assessments
- Candidate Observation in the workplace
- Candidate Reflective accounts
Number of days per week
- 1 day per week on a Friday- Blended approach MS Teams and On campus
- National 5 Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics/Numeracy, English
- You must be employed as a trainee Pharmacy technician in the pharmacy setting
English Proficiency RequirementsIELTS 7.0 or above
Progression and Articulation Routes
- HNC Pharmacy Services, Development & Management
- You can apply to the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) for registration as a Pharmacy Technician.
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