Would you like to work in the fast paced and exciting world of retail pharmacy?
Our Pharmacy Assistant course will give you extensive knowledge of over the counter medicines (OTC) and extensive understanding of how to interact with customers in a retail setting. Considering the demographic changes and aging population structure, the Retail Pharmacy has a pivotal role in Ireland’s community health & welfare programmes. This course and qualification will also help you step up to a range of Higher Education courses.
On completion of the course, you will be able to work competently in pharmacies giving support to all pharmacy personnel and can also progress to further study in the area.
What Makes This Course Special
- New Course for 2019-20!
- Gain experience from pharmacy work placement
- Professional affiliation with IPU (Irish Pharmacy Union)
- Learn with expert staff
- Develop practical work-ready skills
- Excellent progression routes to Higher Education
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Personal Effectiveness
- Work Experience
- Retail Selling
- Cosmetic Studies
Progress to further study and careers including:
- Medical Counter Assistant
- Pharmacy Health Care Adviser
- Cosmetic Sales Assistant
- Pharmacy Field Sales Representative
- Pharmacy Sales Assistant
- Pharmacy Store Manager
QQI Level 5 Community Health Services 5M4468
Standard registration and QQI L5 exam costs (see costs, fees and finance)
IPU Medicines Counter Assistant Course €495
PHECC Occupational First Aid €150
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page
Early Interview Option
Get ahead with the Early Interview option
Apply before 19th April 2019 for early interviews in May 2019.
For later interview – apply before 21st August 2019.