Foundation training programme 2021/2022 cohort

A comprehensive programme to develop trainee pharmacists into confident and competent pharmacists of the future.

The course is written and delivered by a team of experienced pharmacists who will fully support and guide Pre-registration students to develop into confident and competent pharmacists. This programme provides students with an invaluable opportunity to interact, network and share experiences with other Pre-registration pharmacists – all vital attributes for building a future multidisciplinary workforce. Course suitability Pharmacy graduates undertaking their Pre-registration training year. Course delivery This blended learning programme is delivered primarily through monthly face-to-face study days at venues across the UK. Further learning is provided through webinars.  Additional resources are available online, including  interactive modules. Newsletters incorporating support tools are also provided. Students  benefit from regular practice of exam-style questions throughout their training and a mock assessment mapped to the GPhC assessment framework towards the end of the year. Course topics covered include: GPhC registration assessment syllabus GPhC performance standards Clinical pharmacy topics Responding to symptoms Law and ethics Pharmaceutical calculations First Aid Measuring and fitting compression hosiery Public health Our new brochure contains more information about the course including the schedule of learning and student testimonials. Download your free copy now: Duration of course 10 months. Qualification delivered Completion letter from the NPA. Enrolment NPA member enrolment price £1,000 + VAT The cost of the course will be invoiced to your employer.…

Healthy Living Champion course

Invaluable course for all pharmacy employees supporting the Healthy Living Pharmacy initiative.

Health Champions are members of the pharmacy team who will provide customers with advice on health and wellbeing within the communities they serve, providing information and signposting the public to pharmacy services or other NHS services that will help them to adopt healthier lifestyles. Who is this course suitable for? Pharmacy staff that interact with patients and customers and are therefore well positioned to support members of the public with health messages. Enrol on this course Benefits of this course The investment in support staff to undertake this essential role is critical to help the pharmacy business thrive Increased public awareness of community pharmacy and wellbeing services Opportunity to maximise professional fees and other pharmacy income as a result of increased footfall Enhances credibility of pharmacists and pharmacy services with other healthcare professionals as well as the public The cost of training includes all course material, RSPH MCQ assessment, certificate, and badge Our dedicated team of experts is on hand to support you throughout the course Learning outcomes The course consists of 4 modules followed by multiple choice question (MCQ) assessment under exam conditions. The course covers: Module 1 – Health & health inequalities Module 2 – Effective communication Module 3 – Promotion of health & wellbeing Module 4 – Impact of behaviour change in health & wellbeing The Applied Award is a follow-on module from the Healthy Living Champion Course.…

Dedicated supervisor training (Foundation programme)

An online training programme suitable for all dedicated supervisors of trainee pharmacists - whether new to tutoring or just needing a refresher.

Pre-registration training must be supervised by a tutor who is an experienced pharmacist. This course provides you with the skills and resources to feel confident in guiding your student throughout this important year. Use our programme as a tool to efficiently maximise your role as a tutor and empower your student on their journey to registration as a pharmacist. This course is easily accessible online and is updated throughout the year with key information. Who is this course suitable for? Pharmacists who take on Pre-registration trainee pharmacists. This course is useful for both new and experienced tutors.   Benefits of this course Supports you in creating a structured training plan Online learning material allows you to study at your own pace and at a convenient time Our dedicated team of experts are on hand to support you throughout the year, so you can enjoy the rewarding experience of being a Pre-registration pharmacist tutor Support is also available to guide you through the process of obtaining GPhC approval to deliver Pre-registration training at your site   Learning outcomes At the end of the course, you will be able to: Explain the roles and responsibilities of a Pre-registration tutor Describe the performance standards and exam syllabus for Pre-registration pharmacists List the key dates and paperwork that need to be completed Carry out an effective performance review and assess progress Provide constructive feedback Deal with difficult situations   Assessment There is no formal assessment for this course. …

Medicines counter assistant course

Fully accredited by the GPhC as meeting the minimum training required for staff working on the medicines counter.

    Enrol onto this course   This course can be studied over a six month to one year period, enabling learning at a pace that suits the learner and the pharmacy. Who is this course suitable for? Medicine counter staff Saturday and evening staff over the age of 16 Benefits of this course Course materials can be used as a personal reference source when supporting patients All course materials are sent together, providing flexible learning at a pace that suits the pharmacy and the learner Supports the learner to improve product knowledge and develop confidence on the medicine counter Our dedicated team of experts are on hand to support you throughout the course Learning outcomes The Interact course consists of two parts. Part A contains six chapters and Part B contains five chapters. Both Part A and B booklets are sent out together. The course covers the following: Pain Cough, colds and hay fever Indigestion, heartburn and constipation Women’s health & child health Skin, feet & men’s health Eyes, ears & mouth Healthy living & holiday healthcare Pet medicines Assessment This course can take between 6 – 12 months to complete and you will be tested using a range of methods including: Multiple choice questions at the end of each module Activities to complete in the pharmacy 50 assessment multiple choice questions after module five and module 10 The assessment multiple choice questions will be independently assessed by the NPA.…

Dispensary assistant course

Mandatory GPhC accredited course for all staff undertaking dispensing activities and progressing to Pre-registration technician training.

  Enrol onto this course   Upon successfully completing this course, within 15 months of enrolment, you have the opportunity to transfer directly on to Module five of the NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Services course for pharmacy technicians, at a reduced price. Who is this course suitable for? Dispensing staff Relief dispensers Medicines counter assistants Benefits of this course Accredited by the GPhC as meeting the minimum training requirements for individuals involved with the dispensing process Provides Dispensary Assistants with the skills and knowledge relating to legal aspects and procedures within the dispensary Upon successful completion of this course (within 15 months of enrolment) students can transfer directly onto module five of the of the NVQ Level three in Pharmacy Services course at a reduced price Our dedicated team of experts are on hand to support you throughout the course Learning outcomes The course is divided into four Modules covering: Introduction to dispensing and stock control Pharmacy practice and procedures Law and ethics The Drug Tariff All four Modules will be provided together along with multiple choice questions. Assessment The estimated study time to complete each module is 20 hours. This can be divided to suit the learner and the pharmacy.…

Questioning & Listening Skills

Learn how to utilise powerful questioning techniques and actively listening to others.

Managing Customer Relationships

Learn how manage a customer relationship in order to make the most of every opportunity.

Handling Difficult People/Situations

Learn how to apply different strategies to different situations in order to gain a satisfactory resolution.

Essential Marketing

Discover the essential skills to market your pharmacy.

Understanding Profit, Cash Flow and the Balance Sheet

By the end of this module you will understand why a business needs a healthy cash flow and how the balance sheet is interpreted.