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Level 3 Pharmacy Services

This course complies with British Pharmacy legislation and provides an opportunity for career development. This course is a combination of the BTEC L3 in Pharmaceutical science and the NVQ L 3 in Pharmacy services.

Available Sessions

We have 3 sessions available for this course running in Bangor

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Title Campus Type Week Starting Places Available Fee
Level 3 Pharmacy Services - Year 1
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Bangor
Part-Time 10/09/2018
Day: Thursday
Time: 09:00-20:00
20+ £1081.00 Apply Now
Level 3 Pharmacy Services - Year 1 (BTEC Level 3 NVQ Diploma)
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Bangor
Part-Time 10/09/2018
Day: Wednesday
Time: 12:00-13:30
8 £536.00 Apply Now
Level 3 Pharmacy Services - Year 2 (Year 2)
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Bangor
Part-Time 10/09/2018
Day: Tuesday
Time: 09:00-21:30
20+ £300.00 Apply Now

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Course Overview

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.

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

  • Pharmaceutics

  • Pharmacy production

  • 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.

Important Information on the Full Fee – Please note that this fee is for the 1st year only. Fees will apply for each year of a course.

 


Entry Requirements

You will need:

For the BTEC:

4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Maths and Science.

Equivalent qualifications will be considered individually.

For the NVQ:

You must be employed in an appropriate role within a pharmacy (min 14 hours per week)

Where will it take me?
To fulfil current statutory legislation in Britain students require both qualifications.  Upon successful completion of both the NVQ Level 3 and National Diploma in Pharmaceutical science, students will meet the registration requirements of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. Students can also progress to Higher Education, such as an undergraduate degree in Pharmacy (GCE in Chemistry may be required).
How will it make me more employable?
This course (or equivalent) is the minimum requirement in Northern Ireland to work as a Pharmacy Technician.  The BTEC on its own is also a sound base for higher level study, leading to jobs in the science sector, such as Science teacher, Occupational Therapy, and other Bio-Medical/ pharmaceutical disciplines or related roles.
How will I be assessed and given feedback?

Assessment is continuous throughout the course by a combination of case studies, assignments and work-based assessments.

Please note for 1st year there will be an exam/registration fee.

Accreditation
Pearson (Edexcel)
Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:

Students are required to:

·         Comply with College Policies and procedures (Include link)

·         Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted

·         Pass all modules in each year of study in order to proceed to the next year of the programme.


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