Medicines counter and dispensing course

This new course combines the two well-established popular NPA accredited courses for medicines counter assistants and dispensing assistants into one.

BTEC Diploma – principles and practice for technicians

This Level 3 course replaces the previous QCF/NVQ Diploma course and meets the new GPhC initial Education and Training Standards for pharmacy technicians.

Delivering medicines safely & effectively

GPhC accredited course to upskill pharmacy staff who deliver/collect medicines - helping to ensure patient safety and reducing risk of errors.

  Who is this course suitable for? Designed for any member of staff that collect prescriptions from the surgery and deliver medicines to patients’ homes. Benefits of this course This training is the first for delivery drivers and the only such resource to be accredited by the GPhC As well as covering the rules and regulations, the course will also aid development of soft skills such as how to build relationships with GPs and managers Course materials provided can be used as a reference source when supporting patients Our dedicated team of experts are on hand to support you throughout the course   Learning outcomes Although every pharmacy is different and has different policies for dealing with issues around delivering medicines, this module outlines the essential rules and regulations that apply. This course consists of single self study modules split into 4 sections: Essentials of pharmacy practice – rules, regulations and ethical obligations of a delivery driver, SOPs, maintaining confidentiality, responsible pharmacist regulations and what it means for delivery drivers Delivering a good service to customers – importance of customer service, communication skills, dealing with conflict and complaints Working as part of a team – other roles within pharmacy and limits of the delivery role Health and Safety – storing medicines correctly, factors that can affect the stability of medicines and health and safety responsibilities of you and your employer   Assessment The estimated study time to complete this modules is 15 hours and requires learners to: Complete workbook activities Submit the completed workbook to a marker, including the marking form completed by the supervising pharmacist The activities and scenarios throughout the workbook will form the assessment.…

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.…

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.…

Introduction to pharmacy stock control

Provides pharmacy support staff staff with essential knowledge on undertaking stock control duties within the dispensary

  Who is this course suitable for? Medicine counter assistants Dispensary staff who put stock away in the dispensary but have no involvement in any other dispensary process   Benefits of this course Trained staff can support the running of dispensary processes, reducing the burden on pharmacists and dispensers Course materials provided can be used as a reference source when supporting patients Better skill mix within the pharmacy Our dedicated team of experts are on hand to support you throughout the course   Learning outcomes The workbook covers: Introduction to working in a dispensary Working as part of a team The dispensary Health and safety Stock control and ordering   Assessment This course can take between 3 – 12 months to complete. This can be divided to suit the pharmacy and the learner. The assessment includes: Evidence gathering activities – adding pieces of evidence to the workbook Written activities – questions Scenarios – describing how some situations are handled The workbook must be completed and sent to your allocated external NPA tutor who will grade you and provide feedback on the quality of your work. Upon successful completion of the course a certificate of completion will be provided.   Enrolment £60 + VAT Enrolments onto this course are accepted throughout the year.…

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.…