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Pharmacy Assistant

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Study method
Online, self-paced
4 hours
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12 months
No formal qualification
4 CPD hours / points
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Pharmacy Assistants are critical members of the healthcare team and are essential to providing patients with safe and effective medication therapy. A pharmacy Assistant works closely with pharmacists and other healthcare professionals in diverse settings such as hospitals, clinics, and community pharmacies. Learn various roles of a Pharmacy Assistant, what he needs to do, what kinds of maths he needs to know, what kind of sorting methods he can follow organize the shelves etc with our Pharmacy Assistant course.

Some choose a career as a pharmacy Assistant because it can be a great first step to becoming a certified pharmacist. Others are attracted to the pharmacy Assistant profession because it offers a chance to work in the health care industry without having to perform any clinical duties. Whatever your reason maybe, this profession is never fading away as pharmacies are going to stay forever. So, its easy to decide to become a trained pharmacy Assistant and work in a satisfying job.

Pharmacy Assistants are being called upon to work directly with patients to explain medications, side effects, and dosages; answer patient questions; and identify medication adherence issues. If an Assistant observes an issue or requires assistance, he or she typically elevates the concern to the pharmacist. You will learn how to do all these, know some basic problems and diseases so that you can diagnose easily and suggest appropriately with our Pharmacy Assistant course.

Learning Benefits of Pharmacy Assistant:

  • Boost your career in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Learn the history, types and business structure of Pharmacy
  • Gain an in-depth introduction to the roles and responsibilities of a Pharmacy Assistant
  • Learn the requirements needed to be a Pharmacy Assistant
  • Learn the regulation of the Pharmaceutical Industry in the UK
  • Discover the key skills and personal characteristics your need to succeed as a Pharmacy Assistant
  • Gain a basic understanding of how to counsel or communicate with patients and customers
  • Learn about prescriptions and dispensing in pharmacies
  • Gain the secrets of how to become comfortable with the Standard Operating Procedures in a medical environment
  • Understand the Common diseases you should be acquainted with


4 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Accreditation Group

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Pharmacy Assistant Certified by CPD Accreditation Group

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Course Curriculum

Pharmacy Assistant

Module 1: Introduction

  • History of Pharmacy
  • Types of Pharmacy
  • The Business of Pharmacy

Module 2: Getting Started

  • The Profession of Pharmacy
  • Requirements
  • The Role of the Pharmacy
  • Code of Ethics
  • Job Opportunities

Module 3: Regulations and Laws in the UK

  • Regulation on Pharmaceutical Industry in the UK
  • Regulations on Medicinal Products
  • Regulation on Pharmaceutical Establishments
  • Regulation on Medical Devices
  • National Healthcare System and Funding
  • Regulation on Clinical Trials
  • Regulations on manufacturing and marketing of medicinal products
  • Liability

Module 4: Common diseases you should be acquainted to

  • Diseases and Conditions of the Cardiovascular System
  • Diseases and Conditions of the Hematologic System
  • Diseases and Conditions of the Respiratory System
  • Diseases and Conditions of the Immune System
  • Diseases and Conditions of the Nervous System
  • Diseases and Conditions of the Sensory System
  • Diseases and Conditions of the Gastrointestinal System
  • Diseases and Conditions of the Reproductive System
  • Diseases and Conditions of the Urinary System

Module 5: Basic Maths

  • Basic Mathematics
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Ratios
  • The Metric System
  • Apothecary System
  • Avoirdupois Weight
  • Units of Measure Used for Medications

Module 6: Hospital Pharmacy

  • What Is Hospital Pharmacy?
  • Organization of the Hospital
  • Organization of the Hospital Pharmacy
  • Medication Orders
  • Medication Dispensing Systems

Module 7: Community Pharmacy

  • Community Pharmacy
  • The Prescription
  • Organization of the Retail Pharmacy

Module 8: Financial Management of Pharmacy Operations

  • Cost Analysis
  • Measuring Benefits and Costs
  • Purchasing Procedures

Module 9: Inventory Control and Management

  • Inventory Management
  • Ordering
  • Receiving
  • Stocking
  • Expired Stock
  • Drug Formulary
  • Repackaging
  • Automated Dispensing System

Module 10: Communications

  • Communication Process
  • Verbal Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Methods of Communication
  • Professionalism
  • Dealing with Conflict

After you successfully finish our ascribed training course Pharmacy Assistant, you have developed new sets of skills that can contribute to your personal and professional development, improve your job prospects, and evolve in your career. Now can obtain a PDF copy of your certificate free of cost.


This Pharmacy Assistant course is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16 to study our Pharmacy Assistant.

Career path

After successfully completing our Pharmacy Assistant course, you will have the essential knowledge and skills to become successful in your career. Candidates may choose to pursue an extensive range of careers including:

  • Pharmacy Technician - Average income between £21K - £26K
  • Medicinal Chemist - Average income between £23K - £29K
  • Quality Control Chemist - Average income between £30 - £45K

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.