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Pharmacy services - Apprenticeship NI (Level 3)

The aim of this apprenticeship is that you achieve qualified status within the Dispensing Pharmaceutical Industry

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Title Campus Type Week Starting Places Available Fee
Pharmacy services - Apprenticeship NI (Level 3) - Year 1
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Bangor
Full-Time 27/08/2018
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Course Overview

Successful completion of this apprenticeship will provide you with the, Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science (QCF)- the knowledge based qualification, and the Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills (QCF) - the competence based element.  The aim is that you achieve qualified status within the Dispensing Pharmaceutical Industry. 

Completion of the provision will lead to the award of a Level 3 qualification and recognition as a qualified person within the industry sector.

Typically you will be in class for a minimum of 10 hours one day per week.

Modules may include:

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.

There are 19 Mandatory units on the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical science (QCF)which may includes:

  • Chemical Principles for Pharmacy Technicians
  • Biological Principles for Pharmacy Technicians
  • Pharmacy Law, Ethics and Practice
  • Microbiology for Pharmacy Technicians

You will be required to complete the Pharmacy specific ERR workbook provided by Skills for Health. 

You will be required to complete Essential Skills Literacy, Numeracy and ICT if you do not have a GCSE Grade C or above in these subjects.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSE’s at grade C or above, including English, Maths and Science or equivalent academic qualification (e.g. BTEC First Diploma in Science Or Essential Skills Level 2 Maths and English).

You must be employed in an appropriate role within a pharmacy.

An interview will be required.

Where will it take me?
The BTEC Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science is equivalent to A-Levels in Science.  Upon successful completion of both the Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills (QCF) and the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical science (QCF), students will meet the registration requirements of the General Pharmaceutical Council.  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?
Upon successful completion of both the Edexcel Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills (QCF) and the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical science (QCF), students will meet the registration requirements of the General Pharmaceutical Council and will gain recognition as a qualified person within the industry sector.
How will I be assessed and given feedback?
Assessment is continuous throughout the course with a combination of practical tests and work-based projects and assessments. The competency based qualification (NVQ) is assessed by compilation of an evidence based portfolio. Learners must achieve 14 Mandatory Units and at least 3 Optional Units. Students will be assessed in the workplace.  Students that have completed NVQ 2 in Pharmacy Services may be able to claim Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) for some elements of units within the NVQ 3.
 
The knowledge based qualification (BTEC) is assessed by assignment coursework. Students must complete 19 compulsory units. This course is delivered one day per week by a combination of classroom delivery and directed learning.
Additional Costs
Work related expenses, such as travel.
Accreditation
This BTEC course and NVQ course are both regulated and accredited by EDEXCEL and meet the registration requirements of the General Pharmaceutical Council, for Pharmacy Technicians
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:


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