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Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Support Staff (Level 2 Certificate)

Pearson BTEC

Course Overview

The Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Support Staff is for learners who work in, or who are intending to work in, the role of pharmacy support staff within a pharmacy setting, and want to achieve the requirements for the education and training of pharmacy support staff as set out by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). Pharmacy Support Staff are non-registered but are accountable to their employer, who must meet the regulatory requirements for the education and training of support staff.Pharmacy Support Staff work in many different roles across different settings, including (but not exclusively); registered pharmacies, community services, justice (the Prison Service), GP practices, dispensing doctors’ practices, care homes and clinical commissioning groups, hospitals, mental health and in the pharmaceutical industry. Pharmacy Support Staff play a key role in supporting the work of pharmacy professionals, such as the Pharmacy Technician and Pharmacist, in providing safe and effective pharmacy services. The actual work setting will determine the work activity that the Pharmacy Support Staff undertakes.
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    32 Weeks
  • Campus

Important Message

This course may be available again from September 2024

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Support Staff Ref L068
    Campus: Limavady
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date:
    Full £256.00
    Concession £102.00
    Examination £155.00

You may be eligible for funding on this course *

If you are an employer or employee of a NI based company

If you are an individual based in NI that needs to upskill

* Terms and Conditions apply

Course Offering

  • Site location Limavady Main St
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

No prior knowledge, understanding, skills or qualifications are required before learners register for this qualification.

Additional Information

The L2 Certificate in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Support Staff gives the employer confidence that their staff and Health Care Assistants are competent at their job. It reassures the Pharmacist that staff are receiving the most up to date knowledge surrounding medicines. The qualification allows for the natural progression to the L3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians. It also 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).


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