Pharmacy Assistant

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This course is aimed at those interested in working in a community pharmacy or for those wishing to progress to our two year (part-time) Pharmacy Technician Course.


Progression and Career Options:

Students completing this course can compete for employment in community pharmacies as pharmacy assistants. Students will also have completed a QQI Level 5 award in community and health which allows students apply for related degree courses in Institutes of Technology and Universities Nationally. Successful graduates may also progress to our two year (part-time) Pharmacy Technician course. 


Specific Entry Requirement:

Leaving Certificate Mathematics or equivalent.

Pharmacy Assistant

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Course Content

  • Pharmacy Studies - theory and practice
  • Over the Counter Medicines
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Nursing
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Applications
  • Safety & Health at Work
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Communications
  • Work Preparation and Experience


NVQ2 Pharmacy Services Skills, QQI Level 5 Community and Health Services, QQI Occupational First Aid, Manual Handling and Patient Handling.