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.
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