Pharmacy Technician Qualification, Level 3Course Title: BTEC Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians
The Level 3 Diploma in ‘The Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technician’ is a Pearsons BTEC qualification that is specifically designed for learners who wish to qualify as a pharmacy technician and are currently working as a pre-registration trainee pharmacy technician
- Length of Course: 24 Months
- Awarding Body: Pearson
- Start Date: September 2022
- Application Deadline: Please get in touch for up to date information
- Mode of Delivery: Blended (Online)
- Study Type: Self-paced
- Enrolment Fee: £100
- Awarding Body Fee: £223.15
- Tuition Fees: £4895
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We are at a time where the pharmacy is changing and as such, the responsibility of the pharmacy technician is growing and the need for professional recognition increasing. That is why we are introducing the online level 3 Pearsons BTEC Diploma in ‘The principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians’. This is a brand new course that brings together the Pearsons specification with accreditation from the GPhC, making it perfect for pre-registration trainee pharmacy technicians,who wish to receive a nationally recognised qualification.
This is an integrated course that is tailored to suit the needs of the learner and the pharmacy. By going through the TWC’s own in-house quality assurance process, we can confidently deliver our students the highest quality of training via our online platform, through a combination of live classes and learning resources. Our online classes give learners the opportunity to discuss their studies with other learners whilst receiving advice, guidance, and support from an experienced pharmacy professional.
Throughout the course, students are required to complete 21 mandatory units. Every student is provided with a personal assessor, and assessment of the qualification is completed through a combination of assignments and work-based assessments. On completion of the course, students will be able to apply for professional registration with the GPhC as a pharmacy technician.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND SUITABILITY
This course is suitable for someone working a minimum of 14 hours a week as a part of a pharmacy support team, who wishes to embark on a career as a pharmacy technician.
In order to be accepted onto the course you must:
- Be currently working in a pharmacy environment
- Have secured a placement as a pre-registration trainee pharmacy technician.
- Have GCSE Grade C or above in English, mathematics, and science
- Have an acceptable reference for good character
- Health declaration required by the GPHC to register
- Need access to Computer, Internet access and microphone
COURSE FEES: HOW TO PAY & WHAT’S INCLUDED
- Tuition Fee: Please get in touch for up to date information
- Payment Plan: Fees can be paid in one payment or in interest-free monthly instalments.
- Payment Methods: At TWC we accept any of the following payment methods - Credit or debit card, Bank transfer, Paypal, or Western Union
- Included in the Fee: All course materials, personal tutor support, access to our online social learning forum, live online classes, assignment marking and feedback
This qualification is delivered online, through a combination of live classes and learning resources. Each student is assigned a personal assessor and our online classes give them the opportunity to discuss their studies with other learners whilst receiving advice, guidance, and support from an experienced pharmacy professional.
Level 3 is made up of 21 core units (as listed below). Students must complete all 21 compulsory units.
- 1. Principles of Person-Centred Approaches for Pharmacy Technicians
- 2. Principles of Health and Safety for Pharmacy Technicians
- 3. Personal Development for Pharmacy Technicians
- 4. Principles of Health Promotion and Well-being in Pharmacy Services
- 5. Contribute to Service Improvement in the Delivery of Pharmacy Services
- 6. Principles for the Management of Pharmaceutical Stock
- 7. Undertake Medicines Reconciliation and Supply
- 8. Principles of Health Promotion and Well-being in Pharmacy Services
- 9. Receive, Validate and Issue Prescriptions
- 10. Chemical Principles for Pharmacy Technicians
- 11. Biological Principles for Pharmacy Technicians
- 12. Medicinal and Non-medicinal Treatments for Gastrointestinal and Nutritional Condition
- 13. Medicinal Treatments for Cardio-respiratory Conditions
- 14. Medicinal and Non-medicinal Treatments for Malignant Diseases and Musculoskeletal Conditions
- 15. Microbiology for Pharmacy Technicians
- 16. Actions and Uses of Medicines
- 17. Medicinal and Non-medicinal Treatments for Central Nervous System Conditions
- 18. Medicinal Methods for the Prevention, Protection from and Treatment of Infections
- 19. Medicinal Treatments for Endocrine, Gynaecological and Genitourinary Conditions
- 20. Medicinal Treatments for Sensory Organ Conditions
- 21. Principles of Safe Manufacturer of Quality Medicines in the Pharmaceutical Environment
Assessments are both modular and competency based - both of which are to be submitted online and are compiled into a portfolio of evidence. There can include Multiple-choice questions, case studies, and calculation papers.
Knowledge-based (Unit) assessments include: Written assignments and presentations
Competency-based assessments include: Observations, professional discussions, reflective accounts and witness testimonies
CORE SKILLS AND PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES
On completion of this course, students will be eligible to apply for professional registration with the GPhC as a pharmacy technician.
A pharmacy technician is vital in supporting community pharmacy by providing safe and effective pharmacy service, supplying medicines and devices to patients, achieving the best outcomes through a patient’s medicines, assembling and checking medicines for prescriptions, and providing information to patients and other healthcare professionals.
Studying this course will also give students credits and skills that will benefit them in a range of careers within the sector. Key areas of development include:
- Professional attitude and behaviour
- Transferable skills and knowledge for progression within the pharmacy sector
- Ability to carry out accuracy checks on prescriptions
- An enhanced skill mix within the pharmacy team
- An understanding of biological and chemical principles
- Knowledge of medicinal treatments for common medical conditions
- Leadership skills