“PHARMACY TECHNICIAN”
PHARMACY TRAINING COURSE

£2850 +VAT

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN COURSE FOR PHARMACY STAFF

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN COURSE FOR PHARMACY STAFF

Are you working in a pharmacy and want to progress your pharmacy career and register as a Pharmacy Technician with the GPhC?

Our Pharmacy Technician course for pharmacy staff provides you with the required qualification and experience to register as a Pharmacy Technician with the GPhC.

FIND OUT WHY SO MANY STUDENTS CHOSE SCIENTIA SKILLS FOR AFFORDABLE PHARMACY TECHNICIAN TRAINING

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN TRAINING COURSE

£2850 +VAT

At Scientia Skills we offer an affordable Pharmacy Technician qualification.

Qualification

Qualification

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians meeting the GPhC education requirements to register as a pharmacy technician.

Requirements

Requirements

Trainees must be working in a pharmacy for a minimum of 14 hours per week, have an employment contract recognising them as a trainee Pharmacy Technician, complete a health declaration and provide a good character reference from an official with direct responsible for their learning. All candidates will need to have GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in English, Maths and Science. If they do not have these, Scientia Skills have assessments for them to prove their knowledge is up to this level. Trainees will need the support and supervision of a pharmacist or pharmacy technician.

Duration

Duration

The training is timetabled to be completed within 24 months. Built into this 24 month period are ‘catch up breaks’ of which there are 4. These are intended to support trainees to manage their work effectively and plan for any holidays or can be used to catch up on any outstanding work, without the pressure of the next deadline needing to be reached.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN
OUR TRAINING COURSE

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TRAINEE WORKBOOK

A trainee guide to explain how the Pharmacy Technician training course works, a full induction process completed via zoom for ease of access, login details so that the trainee can access their own online portfolio including guidance on how to use it, 19 e-workbooks covering various pharmacy practice and clinical topics, practical tasks and written assignments to cover the unit requirements of the qualification. There is also a tutor guide to support the tutor.
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SUPPORT

Once we’ve set your trainee up on their new course, they will be invited to an online induction and will be provided with a named assessor.
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DELIVERY METHOD

Trainees have an online e-portfolio where they can access the workbooks and submit work for assessment.
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ASSESSMENT

This training course is assessed through research points within the workbooks, observed practical tasks and written assignments.
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COURSE UPDATES

We regularly review and update our Pharmacy Technician training course so you can rest assured that the information is of high quality, easy to understand and relevant to pharmacy practice today.

TRAINING COURSE CONTENT

The 19 workbooks for the Pharmacy Technician course cover all of the key topics that your trainee needs to complete the qualification needed for registration as a pharmacy technician.
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Communication
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Health and safety
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Chemistry
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Biology
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Actions and uses of medicines
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Dispensing and supply of medicines
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Manufacture of medicines
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Pharmacy service
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Health promotion
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Medicines reconciliation
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Gastrointestinal and nutritional medicines
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Cardio-respiratory treatments
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Central nervous system treatments
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Microbiology
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Infections
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Endocrine, gynaecological and genitourinary treatments
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Malignant diseases and musculoskeletal treatments
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Sensory organ treatments
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Personal development

TRAINEE TESTIMONIALS

Listed below are just a few of our happy Pharmacy Technician course trainees.

There are so many people to help! I have my tutor in the pharmacy who I see every day. Then there is my assessor, who is in there to support me and answer any questions I had. And then there are the Scientia team at the office, who have assessors available to answer any queries too. Everyone was really supportive and helpful.
Trainee, Leah, Aberdeen
The workbooks are easy to understand, and the research points really helped me when it came to completing my assignments. The online system means I can access the workbooks whenever I want.
Trainee, Fathima, London
Having seen course work from another provider before, I was pleased to see the Scientia Skills workbooks are well written and engaging. The videos have helped us both to understand how things work and my trainee is loving the training and keeping me on my toes with questions!
Pharmacist and tutor, Heather, London

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN TRAINING COURSE FAQS

Listed below are some of the common Pharmacy Technician training course questions and answers. If you cannot find an answers to your question, then simply contact us for a free pharmacy training consultation.

What qualifications do I need to be accepted on this training course?

You need to be able to prove your either hold GSCEs to grade C or above in English, Maths and a Science or that you have an equivalent qualification. If either of these options are not possible for whatever reason, we have assessments that can be emailed for you to sit for each subject area which we will mark and can be used to prove you have the appropriate knowledge base to complete the qualification. If the assessments are not passed, we will provide advice as to where to gain this in order to be able to access the Pharmacy Technician training course. This means no one is discriminated against and barriers can be overcome to enable everyone access to this qualification and becoming a pharmacy professional by joining the register with the GPhC.

In what format do you provide the training course content?
The Pharmacy Technician training course is delivered using an online e-portfolio. To ensure adequate access to this platform you will need access to a computer or laptop with Microsoft Word and internet connectivity within the workplace and at home, that is of sufficient capacity to allow for video conferencing. The Pharmacy Technician training course requires assessors to observe you working in the workplace using Zoom video conferencing. The induction process also uses Zoom. A tablet or smart phone can be used for the video conferencing but is not suitable for writing assignments and loading work to the e-portfolio.
Can I complete this training course from home?
You can read the workbooks, complete the research points and assignments either at home or within the workplace. You should receive protected training time within your working hours (we recommend 10% of your working hours should be protected training time to complete the work needed for the Pharmacy Technician training course). Assessor observations and expert witness observations will be needed to be completed within the workplace.
Can I start this training programme at any time?
We have a quarterly intake policy for the Pharmacy Technician training course. These are the 1st of February, the 1st of May, 1st of August, and the 1st of November. Spaces are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. All payments, registration forms, copies of certificates/completed assessments for the Pharmacy Technician training course need to have been received prior to the start dates.
How long does this training course last?
The Pharmacy Technician training course is timetabled to be completed within 24 months. Built into this 24 month period are ‘catch up breaks’ of which there are 4. These are intended to support you to manage your work effectively and plan for any holidays or can be used to catch up on any outstanding work, without the pressure of the next deadline needing to be reached.
Do you provide all training content for this course?
Yes, all the content you need is included within the workbooks. You may also research the internet for supplementary information and diagrams to include in your assignments which are sent to your assessor for marking as part of your Pharmacy Technician training coursework. Care needs to be taken to ensure the sources are reputable and accurate and that all work submitted is in your own words.
Do you provide support during my training?
Yes, we are here to help with any queries you may have when completing your Pharmacy Technician training course.
Will my pharmacy pay for this training course?
In the majority of cases, the pharmacy will pay for your training as they will benefit from the skills you obtain from your Pharmacy Technician training course.
Do I get a certificate when I complete this training programme?
Yes you do. Once you have completed your Pharmacy Technician training course, we will claim your certificate from Pearson, the awarding body for this qualification. Certificates normally take around 2 to 3 weeks to be received by us, then we will send them out to you at your pharmacy, unless otherwise instructed. Once the claim has gone into Pearson and your Pharmacy Technician training course has been signed off, you will be able to apply to the GPhC to join the register as a Pharmacy Technician. You don’t have to wait for your certificates to start this process.