City and Islington College

BTEC National Certificate in Pharmacy Services Level 3

City and Islington College
In London

Price on request

Important information

Typology BTEC
Location London
Duration 2 Years
  • BTEC
  • London
  • Duration:
    2 Years
Description

This course is a vocational qualification for anyone working in a pharmacy profession and studying an NVQ level 3 at their place of work. The course is assessed by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities; there are no exams. The course builds on skills that you have learned in your workplace. The course includes plenty of laboratory practical work; working through case studies and visits to industry and places of scientific interest. The course is run over one day a week and would be the equivalent of studying two A levels. Successful completion of this course combined with an NVQ level 3 and 28 hours per week work experience over two years, allow the student to register with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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Government funding available

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Where and when
Starts Location
On request
London
The Angel, 311-321 Goswell Road, EC1V 7DD, London, England
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Starts On request
Location
London
The Angel, 311-321 Goswell Road, EC1V 7DD, London, England
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· Requirements

Applicants to the programme must be currently working in a pharmacy and have GCSE mathematics, English Language and science at grades A* - C.

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Course programme

BTEC National Certificate in Pharmacy Services Level 3

Quick Facts
Course Code
AS2215A09
Start
07/09/2009
Course Level
Level 3
Days/Time
Wednesday 11am-9pm
Course Length
2 years

Where is the course? Centre for Applied Sciences (The Angel, 311-321 Goswell Road, London ECIV 7DD)

What is this course about?
This course is a vocational qualification for anyone working in a pharmacy profession and studying an NVQ level 3 at their place of work. The course is assessed by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities; there are no exams. The course builds on skills that you have learned in your workplace. The course includes plenty of laboratory practical work; working through case studies and visits to industry and places of scientific interest. The course is run over one day a week and would be the equivalent of studying two A levels. Successful completion of this course combined with an NVQ level 3 and 28 hours per week work experience over two years, allow the student to register with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Who is this course for?
People working in, or developing a career in pharmacy sector, for example hospital, community or industrial pharmacies.

What do I need to get on the course? Applicants to the programme must be currently working in a pharmacy and have GCSE mathematics, English Language and science at grades A* - C.

What will I study?
The course runs on a part-time day release basis. You will study a series of 12 units over the two years of the course. These units will contain plenty of practical work conducted in a well equipped laboratory, case study situations related to the effects of medicines and drugs upon the body, a study of the pharmacy industry and how medicines are dispensed and manufactured, a consideration of the legal aspects and ethics of practise and a study of the workings of the human body as related to pharmacy.
The course would be delivered by pharmacists and general science lecturers.

What qualification will I get?
If you are successful you will be awarded the BTEC National Certificate in Pharmacy Services. Along with NVQ3, this qualification leads to registration with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain as a qualified pharmacy technician.

What can I do after the course? The course provides the skills and knowledge needed for a career in pharmacy and pharmaceutical science. This course provides vocational training and would probably be the basis of further progression in a career based within a pharmacy occupation.

How much does the course cost?
Concessionary students pay a £40 annual registration charge which covers any courses where concessions are available.

Home Students:
£ 1293

International students:
£ 5400


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