The aim of this course is that you achieve qualified status within the Dispensing Pharmaceutical Industry. The requirement for this is both qualifications; The BTEC L3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science and the NVQ L3 Diploma in Pharmacy Services. However, the option is available to complete either independently.
For the BTEC Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science:
You will develop knowledge, understanding and skills from a pharmacy technician's viewpoint. The course complies with British Pharmacy Legislation and provides an opportunity for career development.
There are 19 compulsory units which may include these examples:
Chemical Principles for Pharmacy Technicians
Biological Principles for Pharmacy Technicians
Pharmacy Law, Ethics and Practice
An Introduction to Action and Uses of Medicines
Communication in Pharmacy
Professional Development in Pharmacy
Human Physiology for Pharmacy Technicians
Microbiology for Pharmacy Technicians
For the L3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Services:
There are 14 Mandatory Units and at least 3 Optional Units on the Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills (QCF) which includes:
Providing an effective and responsive pharmacy service
Processing pharmaceutical queries
Assembling and issuing prescribed items
Ordering, receiving, maintaining and issuing pharmaceutical stock
Preparing extemporaneous medicines for personal use
Please Note: This is a two-year programme, which may consist of two courses. Fees displayed are for one option, the BTEC only and year one only. Full fees are dependent on the option chosen. To be advised of all options available and fees please contact customer services.