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Pharmacy Assistant and Technician

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Offer ends 15 June 2021
Study method
Online, self-paced
Duration
3 hours
Access to content
1 year
Qualification
No formal qualification
CPD
10 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Overview

Take the first step on your training journey to becoming a Pharmacy Assistant or Pharmacy Technician with the Pharmacy Assistant and Technician online training course. This comprehensive course is designed to provide you with the professional skills you need to succeed.

The Pharmacy Assistant and Technician training course looks at every aspect you need to become a qualified Pharmacy Assistant or Pharmacy Technician. From the typical job roles you will complete every day to building strong relationships with your customers, and even dealing with perscriptions and dispensing medicine, this Pharmacy Assistant and Technician training course teaches you everything you need to know.

This comprehensive Pharmacy Assistant and Technician course is a quality training course accredited by CPD, with 10 CPD points available to students without any further study. The Pharmacy Assistant and Technician training course bundle is made up of 10 detailed modules, each focussing on the knowledge, skills and experience you need to become a successful Pharmacy Assistant or Pharmacy Technician. This course can be completed in as little 3 hours, though you are free to study at your own pace.

Janets is one of the top online training providers in the UK and aims to provide every student with a top-quality education. With the Pharmacy Assistant and Technician course, you can learn the skills you need to succeed as a qualified Pharmacy Assistant or Pharmacy Technician.

What You Will Learn From the Pharmacy Assistant and Technician Course:

  • Gain an in-depth introduction to the roles and responsibilities of a Pharmacy Assistant and a Pharmacy Technician
  • Discover the key skills and personal characteristics your need to succeed as a Pharmacy Assistant or a Pharmacy Technician
  • Discover the different places you can work as a Pharmacy Technician such as hospitals, community settings, primary care settings, and GP surgeries
  • Build your communication skills so you can interact professionally with customers
  • Gain an understanding of the wider pharmacy team and practises
  • Learn about prescriptions and dispensing in pharmacies
  • Understand the importance of inventory control and management
  • Learn about the health and safety issues you could face as a Pharmacy Assistant or Pharmacy Technician

CPD

10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Accreditation Group

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What You Get Out Of Studying a Pharmacy Assistant and a Pharmacy Technician With Janets

  • Free PDF certificate upon successful completion of the Pharmacy Assistant and Technician course
  • Full one-year access to Pharmacy Assistant and Technician course materials
  • Instant assessment results
  • No hidden fees with the Pharmacy Assistant and Technician course
  • Full tutor support available from Monday to Friday
  • Study the Pharmacy Assistant and Technician course at your own pace
  • Benefit from instant feedback through mock exams and multiple-choice assessments
  • Complete understanding of Pharmacy Assistant and Technician training course
  • Accessible, informative modules taught by expert instructors
  • Get 24/7 help or advice from our email and live chat teams
  • Study Pharmacy Assistant and Technician course in your own time, at your own pace, through your computer tablet or mobile device
  • Improve your chance of gaining professional skills and better earning potential by completing the Pharmacy Assistant and Technician course

Course Design

The Pharmacy Assistant and Technician training course is delivered through Janets’ online learning platform. Access the Pharmacy Assistant and Technician course content from any internet-enabled device whenever or wherever you want to. The Pharmacy Assistant and Technician course has no formal teaching deadlines, meaning you are free to complete the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials
  • Mock exams
  • Multiple-choice assessment

********** Course Modules***********

**Pharmacy Assistant and Technician**

Module 1: Introduction to Pharmacy Assistant and Pharmacy Technician

  • Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Job Role of Pharmacy Assistant
  • Skills and personal characteristics
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Working Fields of Pharmacy Technician
  • Becoming a Pharmacy Technician
  • UK Status
  • Pay and Opportunities
  • Summary

Module 2: Job Role of Pharmacy Technicians

  • Hospital Pharmacy Technicians
  • Community Pharmacy Technicians
  • Primary Care Pharmacy Technicians
  • Pharmacy Technician Working in a General Practice
  • Summary

Module 3: Pharmacy Assistant Patient Counselling Guide

  • Introduction
  • Pharmacy Assistant’s Detailed Guide to Patient Counselling
  • Developing Self-awareness
  • Barriers to Effective Patient Counselling Communication
  • Tips to improve Communication in Pharmacies
  • Communication with Special Patients
  • Ethical Principles and Decision-making in Patient Counselling
  • Summary

Module 4: Communication in Pharmacy Settings

  • Importance of Communication Skills in Pharmacies
  • Patient-Centred Communication Practices in Community Pharmacies
  • Desirable traits
  • Counselling Skills to enhance Communication
  • Empathetic counselling abilities
  • Communication with other Healthcare Professionals
  • Summary

Module 5: The Pharmacy Team and Practices

  • Self-Care Choices Amongst Patients
  • Self-Medication Practices and Role Of Pharmacy Team
  • Code Of Ethics for Pharmacy Team Workers
  • The Seven Principles
  • Vision for the Future
  • The Pharmacy Team
  • Summary

Module 6: Prescription and Dispensing in Pharmacies

  • Prescription
  • Common Abbreviations
  • The Dispensing Cycle
  • Receiving and Validating Prescriptions
  • Interpreting and Understanding the Prescription
  • Clean and Hygienic Environment
  • Preparing and Labelling Items for Issue
  • Final Check
  • Recording
  • Dispensation
  • Summary

Module 7: Dispensing Methods, EPS, Minimising Dispensing Errors in Pharmacies

  • Types of Dispensing Services
  • Monitored Dose Dispensing
  • Electronic Prescription Service(EPS)
  • Retrieve a Lost Electronic Prescription
  • Dispensation Errors and Minimising Them
  • Summary

Module 8: Inventory Control and Management in Pharmacies

  • Introduction
  • Stock Management in Pharmacies
  • Inventory management
  • Important Factors that influence Inventory Management
  • Inventory Terminology with regard to Pharmacy Products
  • Order Pharmaceutical Supplies and Products
  • Order Medications to Maintain Stocks
  • Receiving Stocks
  • Process Outdated or Expired Medications
  • Summary

Module 9: Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

  • Standard Operating Procedure
  • Importance of Standard Operating Procedure
  • Standard Operating Procedures in practice
  • Examples of Standard Operating Procedure
  • Summary

Module 10: Health and Safety Risks Assessment and Pharmaceutical Terminology

  • Introduction
  • Basic Pharmacy Terminology
  • Identification of Drug Names: Generic/Brand Names of Drugs
  • Health and Safety Guidelines in Pharmacies
  • The HSE Guidelines for Pharmacy Health and Safety
  • Regulations Set Out for Pharmacies Operating in the UK
  • Working in a Retail Pharmacy versus Working in a Hospital Pharmacy
  • Summary

Method of Assessment

To successfully complete the Pharmacy Assistant and Technician course, students will have to take an automated multiple-choice exam. This exam will be online and you will need to score 60% or above to pass the Pharmacy Assistant and Technician course. After successfully passing the Pharmacy Assistant and Technician course exam, you will be able to apply for a CPD-accredited certificate as proof of your Pharmacy Assistant and Technician expertise.

Certification

All students who successfully complete the Pharmacy Assistant and Technician course can instantly download their free e-certificate. You can also purchase a hard copy of the Pharmacy Assistant and Technician course certificate, which will be delivered by post for £9.99.

Who is this course for?

The Pharmacy Assistant and Technician is ideal for those who already work in this sector or are an aspiring professional. This Pharmacy Assistant and Technician course is designed to enhance your expertise and boost your CV. Learn key skills and gain a professional qualification to prove your newly-acquired knowledge.

Requirements

The Pharmacy Assistant and Technician is open to all students and has no formal entry requirements. To study the Pharmacy Assistant and Technician course, all your need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of English, numeracy, and IT skills. You must also be over the age of 16.

Career path

The Pharmacy Assistant and Technician is ideal for anyone who wants to pursue their dream career in a relevant industry. Learn the skills you need to boost your CV and go after the job you want. Complete the Pharmacy Assistant and Technician and gain an industry-recognised qualification that will help you excel in finding your ideal job.

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Maxwell asked:

Hi, I recently graduated HND pharmacy Technology and I want to know if i can take this course. Also is the €10 course fee is one time for the year?

Answer:

Hi Maxwell, Good morning. The course is open to all from all academic backgrounds, and there are no specific requirements to attend this course. Yes, this is a one-time upfront payment for the course. Stay Safe.

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Bozlol asked:

What's the assessment method for this Pharmacy Assistant and Technician Course?

Answer:

Hi Bozlol, Good Morning. You will have a mock and the final exam at the end of the Pharmacy Assistant and Technician course. The whole exam is going to be held online. Exam questions will be Multiple Choices and True/False. Stay Safe.

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Akira asked:

Can I take this Pharmacy Assistant and Technician without any prior knowledge?

Answer:

Hi Akira, Good Morning. The Pharmacy Assistant and Technician course is suitable for anyone who wants to learn about the topic. You will learn everything that is required from this course directly. Stay Safe.

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Nicola asked:

Hi is this course recognised by employers as an equivalent to an NVQ level 2?

Answer:

Hi Nicola, Thanks for your interest. This course is a personal development course. It is accredited by CPD which is a standalone qualification and not equivalent to NVQ level 2. Stay Safe

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Ali Amin asked:

Who is this course for "The Pharmacy Assistant and Technician is ideal for those who already work in this sector"what if Im new and want a new career

Answer:

Hi Ali, Thank you for your interest. This Pharmacy Assistant and Technician course is designed specifically for individuals who work in a Pharmacy or Chemist environment or have plans to do so. It covers the essential foundation training needed to operate as a senior member of a team, or as a valued assistant. Stay Safe

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Manijeh asked:

Please let me know how can i register and do this course with all information

Answer:

Dear Manijeh, Follow the following instruction to register to the Pharmacy Assistant and Technician course. Open the course information page and click on the 'Add to basket' button and then click on the 'Review basket and checkout' button in order to purchase the Pharmacy Assistant and Technician course. We hope you have a great time learning from the Pharmacy Assistant and Technician course. Thank you. Stay safe.

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