Pharmacy Assistant Training

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Pharmacy Technicians or Pharmacy Assistants play a senior role in the pharmacy team, whose responsibilities include advising patients and customers, managing prescriptions, and preparing the supply of medicines. Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacy Assistants also may play a role in delivering public health services. This Pharmacy Assistant Training course is specially designed for those aspiring to work in the pharmaceutical sector, providing an in-depth overview of pharmaceutical procedures, best practices, laws and legislation.

Through this Pharmacy Assistant Training course, you will gain in-depth knowledge of the role of a Pharmacy Assistant and Pharmacy Technician, the skills required, and the career path for this profession. You will learn best practices for prescribing and supplying medicine, how to maintain health and safety in the workplace, the rights of pharmacy professionals, and much more.

Along the way, you will develop essential clinical pharmacy skills, as well as sharpen your customer service, maths and IT skills. By the end of the course, you’ll have an excellent understanding of the future of the Pharmacy Technician profession, equipped with the credentials and knowledge to work in a wide range of professional settings, from pharmacies and hospitals to high street supermarkets and care homes.

Learning Benefits of Pharmacy Assistant Training:

  • Deepen your knowledge of the future of the Pharmacy Technician profession
  • Understand the history and development of pharmacy
  • Learn about the different roles within the pharmacy team and pharmacy team training requirements
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the standards for pharmacy professionals
  • Familiarise with the rights and responsibilities of pharmacy professionals
  • Develop essential clinical pharmacy, customers service and IT skills
  • Have an excellent understanding of health and safety in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Broaden your knowledge of the prescribing process and the supply of medicines


4 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Accreditation Group

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****Course Curriculum ****

***Pharmacy Assistant Training***

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
  • 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


After completing all the modules of the Pharmacy Technicians or Pharmacy Assistants course, your learning will be assessed by an automated multiple-choice based exam. You may choose to participate in a Mock Exam before attending the course completion Final Exam with no extra cost.


Now you can get the Course Completion Certificate of Pharmacy Technicians or Pharmacy Assistants course from Skill Up at a 50% reduced price. The PDF version is for only £4.5 (Previously £9) and the Hard Copy is for only £7.5 (Previously £15), while both version will cost you £12 (Previously £24) only.

Who is this course for?

Existing professionals or newbies who work in this field can amplify their skills & knowledge of this topic with our internationally-recognised Pharmacy Assistant Training training, and it could make all the difference in escalating your career graph.

We know what Modern Online Learners are looking for – flexibility and accessibility. All of our courses are crafted and designed with those two words in mind. Grab a smart device or log in to your desktop to access our premium course contents. Don’t worry, our expert tutors and student assistants will be there for round the clock.

If you desire to learn and climb the ladder of success with your learning, we won’t ask for any specific prior education or experience. Enrol now in Pharmacy Assistant Training and start your learning journey.


There are no specific entry requirements for this Pharmacy Assistant Training course, which can be studied on a part-time or full-time basis.

Career path

  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Pharmacist Store Manager
  • Pharmacy Dispenser

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Costa asked:

Hello dear Is this a written couse please?Many thanks Best Wishes


Hello Costa, The course is designed by Video-based Learning Modules with voice over. Thanks

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Costa asked:

Hi dear Is this a written course please? Best regards


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Gaurav Bhardwaj asked:

Is this course is available for foreigners???


Hello Gaurav, All of our courses are online courses. Therefore, you can do the courses from anywhere in the world. As the courses are almost all major device friendly, you can do the course from your convenient device as well. Thanks

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Gaurav Bhardwaj asked:

Is this course avaliable online???


Hello Gaurav, Yes, all our courses are completely online courses. Thanks

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