Pharmacy Services - Apprenticeship NI (Level 2)

Apprenticeship NI - Level 2 Pharmacy Services This Apprenticeship is suitable for those working in a Pharmacy support role, in N. Ireland. It puts learning into the context of the world of work, giving learners the opportunity to apply their research, skills and knowledge in relevant and realistic work contexts. It is suitable for learners who work in, or who are intending to work in (by the time the course starts), the role of pharmacy support staff within a pharmacy setting, in Northern Ireland and want to achieve the requirements for the education and training of pharmacy support staff as set out by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).



Academic Year: 2022/23

Course Code: 10845

Campus: Holywood

Study Type: Full-Time

Education Level Further Education

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Course Overview

You must be employed in a suitable role within a Pharmacy, in N.Ireland, for at least 21 hours per week.  The course will be delivered through a combination of face to face teaching and online teaching (averaging 4 hours per week).  It will be assessed by a combination of assignment work (knowledge based) and assessment in the workplace (skills based).

On successful completion of this apprenticeship you will meet the statutory requirements for working as a pharmacy assistant.

You must complete both the combined competence and knowledge based qualification below, along with the mandatory essential skills qualifications.

1. COMBINED COMPETENCE AND KNOWLEDGE BASED ELEMENT
Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Support Staff - 603/6166/9
 
2. MANDATORY ESSENTIAL SKILLS
Students without Grade C in Maths and English or Level 2 in Essential skills Literacy or Numeracy, will be required to complete Level 2 in Essential skills Literacy or Numeracy as part of the apprenticeship.

For this framework, the apprentice is required to complete the Pharmacy specific ERR workbook provided by Skills for Health
This qualification confirms competence in a range of skills undertaken by a Pharmacy assistant, including:
 
• Person-centred Care and Communication
• Principles of Health and Safety for Pharmacy Support Staff
• Effective Teamwork within Pharmacy Services
• Personal Development for Pharmacy Support Staff

Course Modules

 Pearson BTEC Level Certificate in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Support Staff

The learner will need to complete a total of 5 units. Four of these units are mandatory.

Mandatory Units (all 4 to be completed):

  1. Person-centred Care and Communication
  2. Principles of Health and Safety for Pharmacy Support Staff
  3. Effective Teamwork within Pharmacy Services
  4. Personal Development for Pharmacy Support Staff

Optional Units (one to be completed) will be chosen from the following options, depending on workplace:

  1. Dispensing and Supply of Prescribed Medicines and Medicinal Products
  2. Managing Pharmaceutical Stock
  3. Principles of Safe Preparation and Manufacturing of Medicines and Pharmaceutical Products
  4. Selling Over the Counter Medicines and Medicinal Products

Ideal If:
You are working as a dispensing assistant in the community pharmaceutical sector.

You'll Learn:

The knowledge, understanding and practical skills that are needed to prepare for employment, in the role of a dispensing assistant. The qualification gives learners the opportunity to:

• develop the fundamental technical skills and underpinning knowledge and understanding to perform their particular role safely and effectively.

• develop appropriate attitudes and behaviours that will support personal success in their job role and the long-term success of their organisation.

• develop a range of interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, to support progression to, and success in, further study and career advancement.

• achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification, recognised by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).

You'll Love:
The flexible delivery and assessment approaches, for example virtual learning environments (VLEs), video, printable online resources, virtual visits, webcams for distance training, e-portfolios. The balance of on-the-job and off-the-job training. A range of teaching and learning methods is used to deliver this training effectively while still meeting varying learner needs. 

You'll Progress:

In the longer term, learners can progress to a role of trainee Pharmacy Technician, within the sector.

Please note: the entry requirements for L3 Pharmacy Services include 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Maths and Science.

You'll Need:
An employer, 5 GCSEs (Grades D-G) including at least Grade D in English and Maths (or an equivalency, such as Level 1 Essential skills). Learners undertaking this qualification will need access to a pharmacy, with a minimum placement of at least 14 hours per week, and to a registered pharmacy professional to act as a supervisor or mentor.
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.

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