As part of the QCPP requirements all staff who supply Pharmacy Medicines and assist the pharmacist to supply Pharmacist Only Medicines must receive training via a recognised and accredited course. The unit SIRCIND002 – Support the supply of Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines meets this QCPP requirement.
On successful completion, students will receive a Statement of Attainment for this accredited unit.
All non-pharmacist staff involved in the supply of Pharmacy Medicines and Pharmacist Only Medicines. Pharmacy students who have completed their first year, are not required to complete this course.
The role of a pharmacy assistant, including responsibilities and restrictions for handling over-the-counter medicines, the steps to identifying patient needs and providing advice, product recommendations, information and support under pharmacist supervision.
As this is a single unit of study this course must be completed within 2 months.
This course is delivered via online learning and assessment modules and a verbal assessment with a Guild Training Trainer/Assessor. A supervisor’s evidence report will also be required.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. However students need to be employed in a community pharmacy.
Students will be asked to provide their Unique Student Identifier (USI) during enrolment. This is a government requirement for nationally accredited training. Follow the steps below to create/find your USI.
Note: Students under the age of 18 will be required to obtain consent from a parent/guardian as part of the enrolment. This is a requirement when enrolling into nationally accredited training courses. Details for the consent form can be found below.
Course materials are provided on payment of the course fees. A payment link will be provided during the enrolment process. Please refer to the pre-enrolment information guide for additional information.