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4 hours
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10 CPD hours / points
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Pharmacy Technician & Assistant

***The research found that the human brain can learn faster in audiovisual learning. We have designed this Pharmacy Technician & Assistant course to ensure your best learning in a faster and efficient way.***

Aspire to work in the pharmaceutical industry but don’t know where to start from? Perhaps you would like to develop skills that would benefit your pharmacy technician career, no matter what it is that you end up doing. This Pharmacy Technician & Assistant Course has everything you need to thrive in the competitive world of pharmacy technician Y pharmacy assistant careers.

***There is a course guide in the "resource" section that will help you understand the course better.***

Learning Benefits of Pharmacy Technician & Assistant Course:

  • 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

This Pharmacy Technician & Assistant course 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 technician or pharmacy assistant. This premium 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.

The pharmacy Technician & Assistant course will also make sure you develop essential clinical pharmacy skills, sharpen your customer service, IT, and maths skills. By the end of the Pharmacy Technician & Assistant 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 Pharmacy Technician & Assistant 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!


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

Pharmacy Technician - Module 2: Job Role of Pharmacy Technicians

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

Pharmacy Technician - Module 3: Pharmacy Assistant Patient Counselling Guide

  • Pharmacy Technician - Introduction
  • Pharmacy Technician - Pharmacy Assistant’s Detailed Guide to Patient Counselling
  • Pharmacy Technician - Developing Self-awareness
  • Pharmacy Technician - Barriers to Effective Patient Counselling Communication
  • Pharmacy Technician - Summary

Pharmacy Technician - Module 4: Communication in Pharmacy Settings

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

Pharmacy Technician - Module 5: The Pharmacy Team and Practices

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

Pharmacy Technician - Module 6: Prescription and Dispensing in Pharmacies

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

Pharmacy Technician - Module 7: Dispensing Methods, EPS, Minimising Dispensing Errors in Pharmacies

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

Pharmacy Technician - Module 8: Inventory Control and Management in Pharmacies

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

Pharmacy Technician - Module 9: Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

  • Pharmacy Technician - Standard Operating Procedure
  • Pharmacy Technician - Importance of Standard Operating Procedure
  • Pharmacy Technician - Standard Operating Procedures in practice
  • Pharmacy Technician - Examples of Standard Operating Procedure
  • Pharmacy Technician - Summary

Pharmacy Technician - Module 10: Health and Safety Risks Assessment and Pharmaceutical Terminology

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


After completing all the modules of the Pharmacy Technician & Assistant 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 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 course, 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 course and start your learning journey.


Pharmacy Technician & Assistant

There are no specific entry requirements for this Pharmacy Technician & 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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