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4 hours
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365 days
No formal qualification
4 CPD hours / points
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Pharmacy Technician & Assistant

Looking to work in the pharmaceutical industry but don’t have any idea on how to get there? Or perhaps you would like to develop skills that would benefit your career, no matter what it is that you end up doing. This Pharmacy Technician & Assistant Course has everything you need to flourish in the competitive world of careers.

This Pharmacy Technician & Assistant training has been tailored to strengthen your clerical capabilities, increase your efficiency, and provide you with rich, in-depth knowledge of the different pharmacology layers, giving you the necessary information to become a full-fledged pharmacy assistant. This Pharmacy Technician & Assistant training covers practical topics such as the skills required to work in this profession, the best practices for supplying and prescribing medicine, maintenance of health and safety in the workplace, rights of pharmacy professionals, and much more. Pharmacy Technician & Assistant training will also make sure you develop essential clinical pharmacy skills, sharpen your customer service, IT, and maths skills. By the end of the course, you will be equipped with an excellent understanding of the future of the Pharmacy Technician profession, carrying the credentials and knowledge to work in a wide range of professional settings, from pharmacies and hospitals to high street supermarkets and care homes.

Upon completing the course, you will be eligible to prescribe and supply medicines and manage a drugstore. You’ll have all the skills you need to prosper in the vast world of pharmacy, and you will even open new doors to other professions! So what are you waiting for? Enrol in our Pharmacy Technician & Assistant course for a brighter future!

Learning Benefits of Pharmacy Technician & Assistant:

  • Gain rich and in-depth knowledge of Pharmacology
  • Understand pharmacokinetic processes
  • Familiarise yourself with the duties of a pharmacy assistant
  • Deepen your knowledge of medicine
  • Improve customer service and communication skills
  • Know how to keep the workplace clean and safe
  • Learn how to prescribe medication
  • Understand drug storage and security
  • Learn step-by-step administrative duties


4 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Accreditation Group

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****Course Curriculum ****

***Pharmacy Technician & Assistant***

Pharmacy 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

Pharmacy Technician - 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

Pharmacy Technician - 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

Pharmacy Technician - 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

Pharmacy Technician - 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

Pharmacy Technician - 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

Pharmacy Technician - 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

Pharmacy Technician - 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

Pharmacy Technician - 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

Pharmacy Technician - 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 Technician & Assistant, 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 Technician & Assistant 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 versions will cost you £12 (Previously £24) only.

Who is this course for?

Pharmacy Technician & Assistant

Existing professionals or newbies who work in this field can amplify their skills & knowledge of this topic with our accredited Pharmacy Technician & Assistant, 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 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 Technician & Assistant training and start your learning journey.


Pharmacy Technician & Assistant

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 Technician & Assistant

  • 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


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

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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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Dina asked:

Hello dear I wanted to know how much I need to pay for 6 months and if I join this course how long I get my certificate let me know please


Hello Dina, After purchasing the course, you will have access to the course contents for one year; therefore, you don't need to pay any additional cost for accessing the course within this time, so you can do the course at your own pace. However, once you have completed the course, your learning will be assessed by an exam, then you can apply for the certificate. Digital certificates are sent instantly, however, hardcopy certificate will be shipped to you and it depends on the courier schedule.

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D Morris asked:

Course length stated is 4hrs but the course content shown seems extensive, can you clarify how many hours study are required to complete the course?


Hello D Morris, The length of this course is around 4 hours, so you will need 4 hours to complete the course. Thank you!

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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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