The essential details
Perfect for… people wanting to progress their pharmacy career and register with the GPhC as a pharmacy technician.
Qualification… Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in the Principles and Practice for Pharmacy Technicians meeting the GPhC education requirement application to register as a pharmacy technician.
Requirements… trainees must be working in a pharmacy for a minimum of 14 hours per week, have an employment contract recognising them as a trainee Pharmacy Technician, complete a health declaration and provide a good character reference from an official with direct responsible for their learning. All candidates will need to have GCSE grade C or above (or equivalent) in English, Maths and Science. If they do not have these, Scientia Skills have assessments for them to prove their knowledge is up to this level. Trainees will need the support and supervision of a pharmacist or pharmacy technician.
Duration… most people complete this programme in 24 – 30 months so we can flex the timescales to suit your trainee’s pace of learning.
All of this is included… a trainee guide to explain how the programme works, access to the trainee’s own online portfolio including guidance on how to use it, 19 e-workbooks covering various pharmacy practice and clinical topics, practical tasks and written assignments to cover the unit requirements of the qualification and a tutor guide to support the tutor.
Support… once we’ve set your trainee up on their new course, they will be invited to an online induction and will be provided with a named assessor.
Delivery method… trainees have an online e-portfolio where they can access the workbooks and submit work for assessment.
Assessment… this course is assessed through research points within the workbooks, observed practical tasks and written assignments
Calling all tutors… we regularly review and update our courses so you can rest assured that they are high quality, easy to understand and relevant to pharmacy practice today.
Programme content... Have a look in detail at the programme content to learn about the key topics your trainees will be covering.
Group services... If you are lucky enough to be working with trainees across a range of pharmacies take a look at the special Group Services that we offer. They will make your life a lot easier.
Here is what our trainees think...
‘There are so many people to help me! I have my tutor in the pharmacy who I see every day. Then there is my assessor, who is in touch to talk about my work or the next deadline. And then there are the Scientia team at the office, full of good ideas and have a quick check-in with Trudi once a month just to see if I am ok!’
Trainee, Leah, Aberdeen
‘The workbooks are easy to understand, and the research points really helped me when it came to completing my assignments. The online system means I can access the workbooks whenever I want .’
Trainee, Fathima, London
‘Having seen course work from another provider before, I was pleased to see the Scientia Skills workbooks are well written and engaging. The videos have helped us both to understand how things work and my trainee is loving the training and keeping me on my toes with questions!’
Pharmacist and tutor, Heather, London