Pharmacy Assistant L5
QQI Community & Health Services Level 5 Code 5M4468
IPU Medical Counter Assistant Certificate
This course provides students with a comprehensive training for working in a Retail Pharmacy environment. The Irish Pharmacy Union module provides students with extensive knowledge of over the counter medicines (OTC) and how to interact with customers in a retail setting. Students gain an in-depth scientific knowledge in a laboratory based setting, and also acquire the Business and Pharmacy IT skills necessary to operate effectively in a Community Pharmacy. In light of the demographic changes and aging population structure, the Retail Pharmacy has a pivotal role in Ireland’s community health & welfare programmes. On completion of the course, students work competently in Pharmacies giving support to all Pharmacy personnel.
Leaving Certificate (LC Established, LCVP or LCA) or equivalent
For mature applicants appropriate experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications.
One year full time
|Gov PLC Fee||€200|
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Participants will be required to undertake 10 days of work placement in a relevant location. The College will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.
Education Progression Opportunities
UCC: CK101, CK105, CK107, CK108, CK109, CK113, CK117, CK118, CK210, CK301, CK307, CK 706, CK710, CK729, CK730
CIT CCPS: CR007; CR300
LIT: LC260; LC265; LC266; LC267; LC268
AIT, DIT, LYIT, CWIT: AL630; DT425; LY806; CW116
WIT: WD124, WD188, WD 018, WD 187, WD192, WD200
Tralee IT: TL890. TL891 Progression to Nursing programmes is possible.
Medical Counter Assistant; Pharmacy Health Care Adviser; Cosmetic Sales Assistant; Pharmacy Field Sales Representatives; Pharmacy Store Managers
Course specific Contact Details
For further details email: firstname.lastname@example.org