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Key details

Attendance Full-time
Duration 2 years
Code YDADCS4JH
Awarding Body Edexcel
Level BTEC Level 4 Diploma
Start Date 06/09/2021

Other start dates

Course overview

This programme has been designed to meet the specific needs for further development of pharmacy clinical professionals. It is the only BTEC programme offering an academically recognised award in pharmacy clinical services within the UK.

This programme is designed to fit in with your needs, circumstances and your career aspirations by providing education and training through a mixed approach to the learning experience.

You will be working in a clinical pharmacy environment in Primary Care, Secondary Care or Community Pharmacy. Other pharmacy environments will be considered, please contact s.mannion@bradfordcollege.ac.uk for further details. You will be a pharmacy technician registered with the GpHC (or a pharmacy technician in Northern Ireland/Ireland).

You will be given access to learning materials and resources on the College’s virtual learning environment. This learning material will provide you with the necessary understanding and skills to complete the assignments. The majority of the course will be delivered as blended learning, without the need for regular attendance at the College.

Note: this course is not regulated by Ofqual.

What you'll study

The course is designed to fit around normal workplace employment but requires good time management.

You will need to nominate a mentor in your workplace.

Personal Study time is approximately 8-12 hours per week.

Core Knowledge and Skills in Clinical Practice:

This Unit aims to equip you with the skills, knowledge base and tools required in areas of clinical operation and patient management, including operational structures, lines of communication, ethical aspects and medicines supply, in order that you can operate as responsible delivers of safe and effective drug therapy.

Patient Monitoring in Clinical Practice:

This Unit aims to equip you with knowledge and understanding relating to diagnostic testing and so interpret the results applying the information in relation to patient drug therapy, enabling you to assist the pharmacist in advising on appropriate medical management.

Therapeutics:

This Unit aims to equip you with the knowledge and understanding to appreciate core elements of therapeutics in the treatment of common diseases of patients, enabling you in assisting the pharmacist in advising on appropriate medical management.

Pharmacy Practice Management:

This Unit focuses on law and ethics and its application in clinical practice. It also aims to apply management skills and introduce you to quality management by applying standards to work practice involving use of the auditing processes.

Specialist Pharmacy Practice:

This unit enables you to consolidate your learning through practice-based experience and its application in your own area of work. It also enables you to extend your key evaluative and critical skills in submitting an extended assignment and reflective diary.

  • The course is designed to fit around normal workplace employment but requires good time management.

    You will need to nominate a mentor in your workplace.

    Personal Study time is approximately 8-12 hours per week.

  • Core Knowledge and Skills in Clinical Practice:

    This Unit aims to equip you with the skills, knowledge base and tools required in areas of clinical operation and patient management, including operational structures, lines of communication, ethical aspects and medicines supply, in order that you can operate as responsible delivers of safe and effective drug therapy.

    Patient Monitoring in Clinical Practice:

    This Unit aims to equip you with knowledge and understanding relating to diagnostic testing and so interpret the results applying the information in relation to patient drug therapy, enabling you to assist the pharmacist in advising on appropriate medical management.

    Therapeutics:

    This Unit aims to equip you with the knowledge and understanding to appreciate core elements of therapeutics in the treatment of common diseases of patients, enabling you in assisting the pharmacist in advising on appropriate medical management.

    Pharmacy Practice Management:

    This Unit focuses on law and ethics and its application in clinical practice. It also aims to apply management skills and introduce you to quality management by applying standards to work practice involving use of the auditing processes.

    Specialist Pharmacy Practice:

    This unit enables you to consolidate your learning through practice-based experience and its application in your own area of work. It also enables you to extend your key evaluative and critical skills in submitting an extended assignment and reflective diary.

Assessment

The course is graded through assignments and projects throughout the course.

Entry requirements

You will be working in a clinical pharmacy environment. You should be a registered Pharmacy Technician (or a Technician in Northern Ireland/Ireland).

You must be able to gain practical experience in a clinical environment in order to produce evidence of achievements. You will need to have access to a work-based mentor who is a recognised specialist in pharmacy clinical practice.

It is advised, but not mandatory that learners are expected to undertake 6-10 hours of personal study per week.

Enrolment onto this course is completed remotely, we enrol April and September.

You will need a PC with access to the internet in the workplace and at home too.

Tuition fees

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won't have to pay tuition fees.

If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee. The fee is £3500 split over the 2 year period.

All fees exclude exams, registration and administration charges. These fees apply to all learners, except those with full fee remission.

For information about our student services, please click here.

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