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Bradford College has been offering pharmacy courses for 70 years, our staff are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about this subject. 


Price on application.

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 [email protected] 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 via 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.

You will study the following Units:

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.


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.

Course Structure

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.

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 the 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.

You should have access to half a day (or equivalent) study time within your workplace.

Enrolment onto this course is completed remotely and at end point throughout the year to suit. 

You will be required to have a PC with access to the internet in the workplace.

How You Will Be Assessed

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

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088349.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.
Email: [email protected].