PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN DISPENSING ACCURACY CHECKING - LEVEL 4 BTEC

Duration: 12 Months*
Level: Level 4
Last Updated: 06-01-20

This course is designed to train registered Pharmacy Technicians.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

  • Week 1: Introduction to the course and portfolio building; and Regulation & Governance in Dispensing Checking.
  • Week 2: Quality Assurance of Prescriptions & Products in a Pharmacy; and Checking & Interpreting Prescriptions.
  • Week 3: Error Detection; Reporting & Analysis in the Dispensing Process; Developing Reflective Practice; and Developing Transferable Skills.

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

You will be taught by experienced & supportive GPHC registered Pharmacy tutors.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Student must attend all 3 college study days (6 workshops). Up to 3 minor but no major errors may be missed in the 1,000 items, otherwise an additional 250 item check must be completed. If any errors are missed during this additional 250 item check a repeater session must be attended. Only two attempts are allowed at the 1,000 items before a repeater session must be attended.
An electronic portfolio of evidence must be submitted to satisfy the performance criteria of the syllabus. You must have a work-based mentor who is either a registered pharmacist with at least 12 months post qualification experience in a checking role, or a registered Pharmacy Technician who has at least 12 months experience in an ACT role and has previously completed this qualification through Preston's College. The work-based mentor must attend a one-day training workshop at Preston's College prior to you starting the course. The cost of the mentor training day is included in the course fees.

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Successful completion of this qualification will allow you to practice as an Accuracy Checking Technician (ACT) and will enhance your career prospects.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO KNOW?

This course has various start dates and study options, please speak to an advisor for the latest information.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You must be a GPHC Registered Pharmacy Technician, have at least one years' experience as a qualified dispensing technician and completion of a 200 item, error free, dispensing log.

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