City and Islington College

      BTEC National Certificate in Pharmacy Services Level 3

      City and Islington College
      In London

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      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
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      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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