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Medicines Counter Assistant Programme

Title Medicines Counter Assistant Programme
Duration 12 – 52 weeks
Cost £80.00 +VAT - Tutor & Trainee Guides, 11 x workbooks, paper tests
£60.00 +VAT - Tutor & Trainee Guides,11 x workbooks, online tests
Qualification Medicines Counter Assistant (accredited by GPhC)

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The Medicines Counter Assistant Programme is for any staff involved in the sale of over the counter medicines that have not already completed a recognised Medicines Counter Assistant’s course. It takes between 12 – 52 weeks to complete.

The member of staff will not need to meet any minimum qualification requirements to undertake the programme.

He/she will need to be working within a pharmacy and working under the supervision of a pharmacist.

Please contact us to agree timelines for undergraduate or pre-registration students.

Programme content

The programme consists of 11 workbooks:

  • The essentials of pharmacy 1
  • The essentials of pharmacy 2
  • Advising on pain
  • Advising on coughs and colds
  • Advising on digestive disorders
  • Advising on hay fever, sleep and eye disorders
  • Advising on skin problems
  • Advising on travel health
  • Advising on infant feeding and childhood ailments
  • Advising on contraception, conception and urinary tract disorders
  • Advising on a healthy lifestyle

A comprehensive Tutor Guide for the Pharmacist and a Trainee Guide for your member of staff are provided.

Click here to view an excerpt from one of the workbooks.

Programme assessment

  • Activities
  • Multiple choice questions

In addition, online reports are available to monitor Trainee progress.

This programme has been accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), as meeting the knowledge and understanding equivalent to the content of the following units of the NVQ level 2 (QCF) Pharmacy Service Skills:

Unit 4. Assist in the sale of medicines and products
Unit 5. Receive prescriptions from individuals
Unit 15. Assist in the issuing of prescribed items

Further information

For further information on this programme, please click here

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