Pharmacy Assistant Level 5


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Course Content

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Customer Services
  • Work Experience
  • Retail Display
  • Retail Selling
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Communications
  • Over the Counter Medicine
  • Spreadsheets

Course consists of a mixture of classroom-based subjects, laboratory practicals, mandatory work placement and independent study. You will be expected to complete assignments throughout the year.


A full Award is granted on passing the relevant eight components. You will be assessed throughout and at the end of the year (Continuous Assessment). On successful completion of each component, you will be awarded a Pass, a Merit or a Distinction grade.


Applicants who would like to blend an interest in retail with science and who have an interest in health in the community will find this course a useful introduction to the world of pharmacy.


Graduates of this course will assist the Pharmacist in providing a care service to the community. As well as pharmacy work, students can work as sales assistants in health stores etc.  Students may also progress to participating Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) through the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme.  This course may link with AIT, DIT/TU Dublin, Carlow IT, Letterkenny IT & Tralee IT Pharmacy Technician courses. Past students have gone on to Health & Society Degree in DCU, Medical Science in GMIT, Pharmacy Technician in DIT/TU Dublin, Athlone IT & Drogheda Further Ed.


QQI Level 5 Award in Community Health Services 5M4468
Certificate in Manual handling


  • Course Type : QQI Level 5
  • Duration : 1 year
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