Pharmaceutical Science Level 3 Diploma (Pharmacy)

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Pharmaceutical Science Level 3 Diploma (Pharmacy)

Start: 12/09/2019
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Time: 09:00-16:00

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Pharmacists

Pharmacists dispense drugs and medicaments in hospitals and pharmacies and advise on and participate in the development and testing of new drugs, compounds and therapies. They counsel on the proper use and adverse effects of drugs and medicines.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensures that drugs and medicaments are in good supply and are stored properly.
  • Tests and analyses drugs to determine their identity, purity and strength.
  • Liaises with other professionals regarding the development, manufacturing and testing of drugs.
  • Maintains prescription files and records issue of narcotics, poisons and other habit-forming drugs.
  • Checks that recommended doses are not being exceeded and that instructions are understood by patients.
  • Highlights a drug.
  • Advises health professionals on the selection and appropriate use of medicines.
  • Prepares or directs the preparation of prescribed medicaments in liquid, powder, tablet, ointment or other form following prescriptions issued by medical doctors and other health professionals.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£37,461

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 415
2019 409
2020 403

ANNUAL SALARY

£21,840 10%
£30,139 25%
£37,461 50%
£49,254 75%
£69,181 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

18 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 9.79%
25-34 28.23%
35-44 32.69%
45-54 20.15%
55-64 8.32%
65+ 0.8%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 1 0.29%
Level 2 1.44%
Level 3 4.28%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 3.2%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 48.08%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 39.56%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 3.15%

Pharmaceutical technicians

Pharmaceutical technicians work in hospitals or in the community and assist pharmacists in the preparation and dispensing of drugs and medicines.

Key Responsibilities

  • Checks stock levels, orders new stock from pharmaceutical companies and ensures that drugs are stored appropriately.
  • Advises patients or customers on the use of drugs prescribed or medication purchased over the counter.
  • Maintains records of prescriptions received and drugs issued.
  • Labels and checks items prior to dispensing.
  • Prepares specialised, tailor-made drugs for intravenous administration by hospital medical staff.
  • Prepares drugs and medicines under the supervision of pharmacist.
  • Checks received prescriptions for legality and accuracy.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£20,530

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 351
2019 346
2020 342

ANNUAL SALARY

£14,019 10%
£16,162 25%
£20,530 50%
£25,064 75%
£29,765 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

14 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 5.36%
25-34 29.34%
35-44 25.74%
45-54 25.69%
55-64 13.85%
65+ 0%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 1 2.45%
Level 2 11.39%
Level 3 47.94%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 5.98%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 21.84%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 10.4%

Pharmacy and other dispensing assistants

Pharmacy and other dispensing assistants work under the supervision of pharmacists or other relevant health professionals to dispense drugs and medicines, issue pre-packaged prescriptions, sell over-the-counter medication, dispense spectacles and contact lenses and other related products.

Key Responsibilities

  • Carries out sales transaction, wraps and packages goods.
  • Relays information to customers under the direction of pharmacist or other health professional.
  • Arranges displays of merchandise.
  • Checks stock levels, rotates stock, orders new stock from supplying companies and ensures that products are stored appropriately.
  • Maintains records of prescriptions received and drugs issued.
  • Checks received prescriptions for legality and accuracy and confirms patients.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£15,288

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 996
2019 985
2020 976

ANNUAL SALARY

£13,749 10%
£14,435 25%
£15,288 50%
£17,118 75%
£19,926 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

39 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 25.16%
25-34 19.73%
35-44 19.49%
45-54 19.21%
55-64 13%
65+ 3.38%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 2.98%
Level 1 7.61%
Level 2 33.02%
Level 3 33.14%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 8.17%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 13.04%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 2.04%
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