Preston College

Pharmacy Services - BTEC National Certificate

Preston College
In Preston

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Typology BTEC
Location Preston
  • BTEC
  • Preston
Description

You will study 12 units on this National Certificate which are: Unit 1 - Scientific Principles for Pharmacy. Unit 2 - Pharmacy Law, Ethics and Practice. Unit 3 - An Introduction to Action and Uses of Medicines. Unit 4 - Cytotoxic, Endocrine and Nutritional Medicines. Unit 5 - Central Nervous System, Eyes, ENT, Skin and Gynaecological Medicines. Unit 6 - Cardio-respiratory and Genito-urinary.

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Preston (Lancashire)
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St Vincent'S Road, PR2 8UR

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· Requirements

Students should be aged 19 or over and: be working in a Pharmacy environment for at least 14 hours per week have four GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent). These should include dual award Science or two single award Sciences, Mathematics, and an English Language based GCSE (eg English, History etc). Mature students may be admitted if they are supported by their workplace. All students will...

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Pharmacy Services - BTEC National Certificate

Course ID:
PC11442

Academy:
Maths, Science & ICT

Introduction:
A BTEC National Certificate is a practical, work-related course valued by employers and higher education institutions. You learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. As well as learning about pharmacy services, you will also develop the skills needed to start, or progress a career in this industry. This course is equivalent to two A Levels.

Study Mode & Location:
This two year part-time day release course will last for 7.5 hours per week. It will be held at Preston College, Fulwood Campus, St Vincent`s Road, Preston, PR2 8UR.

Course Content:
You will study 12 units on this National Certificate which are:

  • Unit 1 - Scientific Principles for Pharmacy
  • Unit 2 - Pharmacy Law, Ethics and Practice
  • Unit 3 - An Introduction to Action and Uses of Medicines
  • Unit 4 - Cytotoxic, Endocrine and Nutritional Medicines
  • Unit 5 - Central Nervous System, Eyes, ENT, Skin and Gynaecological Medicines
  • Unit 6 - Cardio-respiratory and Genito-urinary Medicines, and Medicines Management
  • Unit 7 - Pharmaceutics
  • Unit 8 - Human Physiology for Pharmacy
  • Unit 9 - Microbiology for Pharmacy
  • Unit 10 - Pharmacy Practice or Pharmacy Production
  • Unit 11 - Chemistry for Pharmacy
  • Unit 12 - Scientific Method for Pharmacy Technicians.


The pharmacy components of this course are taught by tutors who have recent, relevant workplace experience.

Assessment:
Assessment is by written assignments, practical assignments and unit tests. Units 2 and 7 are assessed by an externally set and marked assignment. You will also complete the Basic Health & Safety Certificate (CIEHO) and have the opportunity to complete the First Aid at Work Certificate.

Careers & Progression Opportunities:
This BTEC National Certificate provides a good grounding for progression to a more advanced course such as the BTEC Professional Development Certificate in Dispensing Technician Checking, or to an HNC, HND or Degree. The course also allows you to register with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (RPSGB) as a Pharmacy Technician.

How To Apply
You will need to have an informal interview with a Adult Admissions Adviser.
Many courses have limited places so please enquire as soon as possible. Following interview, the earliest you may enrol is mid-June.

Money Matters
Depending upon your circumstances, you may be able to study for FREE or at a reduced price.

Help, Advice & Further Information
If you know of someone who would like to study a course at Preston College but their first language is not English, please contact the Advice Centre on their behalf to discuss the options available.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Thur 9am-7.30pm (9am-5pm during College holidays)
Fri 9.30am-4.30pm

The information contained in this leaflet was correct at the time of production. Preston College however, reserves the right to alter or amend the details contained in this leaflet. This course will run subject to sufficient student numbers.

Requirement
Students should be aged 19 or over and: be working in a Pharmacy environment for at least 14 hours per week have four GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent). These should include dual award Science or two single award Sciences, Mathematics, and an English Language based GCSE (eg English, History etc). Mature students may be admitted if they are supported by their workplace. All students will be interviewed to assess their eligibility for the course.

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