BTEC LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA IN DISPENSING ACCURACY CHECKING

Duration: 12 Months*
Level: Level 4
Last Updated: 28-10-20

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?

On this course, you will be taught via a course based induction session and a combination of online and workbased learning.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will be assessed by 4 main methods:

  1.   Completion of underpinning knowledge and a course workbook
  2.   Completion of an electronic portfolio of written assignments
  3.   Completion of a 1000 item checking log
  4.   Completion of an end checking test

You must have a work based mentor who is either a GPhC registered and a practicing accuracy checking pharmacy technician or a GPhC registered pharmacist, with at least 12 months GPhC registration.  The mentor must attend a half day mentor training session every two years.

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 throughout the year, please contact mbradburn@preston.ac.uk for further 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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