Pharmacy Assistant Diploma

Pharmacy Skills Assistant Diploma course will give you the knowledge and practical experience to work in a pharmacy as a pharmacy assistant. You will gain an understanding of the basic principles underpinning pharmacy practice and gain skills in safe handling of medicines, dispensing medicines and communicating with patients and other healthcare professionals.
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Course Description

This course is designed to provide you with the required knowledge to work as a Pharmacy Skills Assistant within a pharmacy. This online course will train you on all the skills necessary to not only assist in dispensing medication but also how to interact with customers and how to communicate information back to the pharmacist. The course is CPD accredited, which means that your attendance will be recorded on your CV and counts towards professional development. On completion of this online course, you will receive an official Joseph Skills Academy Diploma in Pharmaceutical Skills Assistant.

It is aimed at individuals with no experience of working in a pharmacy who are interested in learning about the basics of pharmacy practice. The course is aimed at people who have little or no experience of working in a pharmacy and no experience of dispensing prescription medicines. The Pharmacy Skills Assistant course provides basic training to those individuals new to the profession, those taking up a new role within the profession or those wishing to refresh their knowledge and skills after some time away from the workplace.
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Course Overview

You will be provided with an official Joseph Skills Academy Certificate upon completion of the course. You will also be able to add your certificate to your CV, and put it on your profile on LinkedIn.

Course duration

It is a 15 hours course.

Course outcome

Once you have completed the course, you will acquire the skills and knowledge the will enable you to work as Pharmacy Assistant Diploma.

Entry Requirement

No entry requirement.


The pass mark for the test is 70%.

Course Detail

Module 1: How to become a Pharmacy Assistant

Module 2: How to become a Pharmacy Assistant The Pharmacy Team and Practices (Part I)

Module 3: How to become a Pharmacy Assistant The Pharmacy Team and Practices (Part II)

Module 4: How to become a Pharmacy Assistant Communication in Pharmacy Settings

Module 5: Pharmacy Assistant Patient Counselling Guide

Module 6 : Job Role and Responsibilities and Patient Record Maintenance in a Pharmacy

Module 7 : Fundamentals of Prescription and Drug Dispensation

Module 8 : Different Dispensing Methods, Electronic Prescription Service, How to Minimise Dispensation Errors

Module 9 : Stock Management in Pharmacies

Module 10 : Health and Safety Risks Assessment and Pharmaceutical Terminology

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