Pharmacy Assistant - Level 5


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This level 5 pharmacy assistant law course from Blackrock Institute of Further Education equips learners with skills and knowledge in the areas of pharmacy in a retail setting.

  • This IPU Medicines Counter Assistant Course is certified by the IPU (Irish Pharmacy Union). The IPU exam takes place in April/May.
  • The IPU MCA Course has recently achieved ATHE Endorsed Standard of Education and Assessment.  ATHE (Awards for Training and Higher Education) is an Ofqual regulated Awarding Body  credited by a regulated Awarding Body and is recognised in 40 countries worldwide. A learner’s benefit in achieving the IPU MCA Endorsed Certificate is higher employability and recognised portable skills.
  • The remaining subjects are certified by QQI.
  • Assessment is based on a combination of work submitted during the year and exams.
  • Learners who successfully pass all 8 QQI subjects will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Community Health Services (5M4468).

Course Content

  • Nutrition Anatomy and Physiology
  • Retail Selling
  • Reception and Frontline Skills
  • Word Processing
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Customer Service
  • Work Experience

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course will have opportunities to pursue a career in facilities such as..

  • Pharmacies
  • Health Stores
  • Department Stores – Cosmetic Sales & Skincare Advisor
  • Healthcare Sales Representatives
  • Reception in Healthcare Field

Education Progression

Graduates of this course can progress through the Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS) and apply for CAO courses such as the ones shown below..

  • BSc Social Sciences, University College Dublin –
  • BSc Pharmaceutical Science, Technological University Dublin [Tallaght] –
  • BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science, Waterford Institute of Technology –
  • Higher Certificate Pharmacy Technician Studies, Technological University Dublin [City] –
  • Higher Certificate in Science – Pharmacy Technician Studies, Carlow Institute of Technology –
  • Course Type : QQI Level 5
  • Duration : 1 year
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