Science - Pharmacy Technician - Kerry Campus

MTU - Kerry Campus

 

Course Name Science - Pharmacy Technician - Kerry Campus
Course Provider MTU - Kerry Campus
Alternative Provider(s) MTU - Munster Technological University
Course Code MT682
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Qualifications
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 6 Higher Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info... Major Munster Technological University Level 6 NFQ
Apply To CAO
Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Tralee
Duration 2 years (4 Semesters).
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Entry 2022
Score the necessary CAO points and meet Minimum entry requirements

5 Subjects
Subjects O6/H7 5
Subjects H5 0
Maths Grade O6/H7
English or Irish Grade O6/H7

Vetting by an Garda Síochána is a mandatory requirement for this programme.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+Entry 2022/2023
Applicants must be 16 years of age or over on 1st January of the year of entry to the course. For the majority of courses, applicants for first year admission to MTU must score the necessary CAO points and satisfy the relevant mini...

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Points Scoring for Leaving Certificate
Vocational Programme (LCVP) Link Module Holders of the LCVP apply in the normal way through the CAO. Points are awarded on the same basis as for the Leaving Certificate. The link modules ‘subject’ may not be used to meet the minimum entry requirements.

LCVP Grade Points
Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28
Leaving Certificate Applied Programme LCAP Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) programme
The LCA subjects do not meet the minimum requirements for entry to MTU full-time courses. Holders of Leaving Certificate Applied qualifications may wish to proceed to a FET-QQI course and in turn apply to third level on the basis of their FET-QQI award.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

Expand+QQI-FET Awards
MTU welcomes applications, via the CAO, from applicants who hold a QQI-FET award at level 5 or level 6. Your QQIFET award can be used as an alternative to the Leaving Certificate for application purposes. Please note some MTU prog...

QQI FET Entry Requirements Web Page - Click Here
Mature Applicants

Expand+The University welcomes applications from persons who will be 23 years of age and over on the 1st January of the proposed year of entry and who wish to be admitted as a mature student. Mature applicants should apply to the CAO before 5.15pm, 1st ...

Alternative Entry

Expand+Traveller Access Programme – MTU Kerry Campus

MTU reserves a number of places on its programmes delivered on the Kerry Campus for participants from the Traveller community. Candidates should:

1. Apply to CAO (as a Leaving Certificate app...

Higher Education Access Route HEAR Web Page - Click Here
Disability Access Route to Education DARE Web Page - Click Here
Recognition of Prior Learning RPL Web Page - Click Here
Number of Places 32
Link to Course Fee Web Page - Click Here
CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Entry 2022

Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2022 at 5pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2022 at 5pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2022 CAO Hand...

Course Content

Expand+Overview
A pharmacy technician plays a vital role in the operation of a pharmacy or pharmacy department. Pharmacy technicians are key healthcare workers. They aid the pharmacist with the dispensing and processing prescriptions, and the prepara...

Subjects Taught

Expand+First Year at a Glance:
• Over the Counter Medicines: knowledge of over-the-counter medicines and how to treat common ailments that may present in a pharmacy

• Human Physiology: explains the structure of the human body - how physiologic...

Comment Question Time
Can I become a pharmacist if I do this course?
This Higher Certificate course will qualify you to work as a pharmacy technician not a pharmacist. However, we have had students who have successfully applied to universities in the UK/Northern Ireland to become pharmacists where their Certificate in Pharmacy Technician has been key in gaining entry to the course.
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Further Studies
Suitably qualified Level 6 graduates will be eligible to progress to the BSc in Pharmacy Management and Practice, a one-year add-on programme leading to a degree at Level 7.

Career Opportunities
Pharmacy technicians secure empl...

Further Enquiries Dr Eilish Broderick
T: +353 (0)66 714 5631
E: eilish.broderick@mtu.ie
Course Web Page Web Page - Click Here
 
Points History
Year Points
2021 222
2020 260
2019 250