Blackrock Institute of Further EducationPharmacy Assistant and Retail Sales

Pharmacy Assistant and Retail Sales

South Dublin City
1 year
Further Education and PLC

Course description

The emphasis for this course will be on providing learners with specialist knowledge on over-the-counter medicines, beauty products, nutrition, customer services and retail selling.  Learners will also be provided with an opportunity to acquire skills in make-up application.

The Medicines Counter Assistant (Heathcare and Babycare Products) is certified by the IPU. The IPU exam takes place in April/May.

The Make Up Application Unit and Cosmetic Product Knowledge are certified by ITEC.

Case studies are required for ITEC units. ITEC applies a rigid set of standards governing attendance, learning and examinations.

The remaining subjects are certified by QQI.

Assessment is based on a combination of work submitted during the year and exams.

Learners who successfully pass all 8 QQI subjects will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Community Health Services (5M4468).

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