Pharmacy - Retail Assistant

Liberties College


Course Name Pharmacy - Retail Assistant
Course Provider Liberties College
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Course Code 5M4468
Course Type PLC Post Leaving Cert
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 5 Certificate (Level 5 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 5 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time
Location (Districts) Liberties
Course Content

Expand+This course equips the student with the skills and knowledge to work as an effective member of the pharmaceutical retail team.

Employment possibilites include: Pharmacies, health stores and retail outlets.

It meets the need for trained Pharmacy...

FET Code 5M4468 - Community Health Services
Duration 1 year
Comment Certification
QQI Level 5 Community Health Services 5M4468
Occupational First Aid
Number of Places 25
Course Fee

Expand+There are no tuition fees for students who are citizens of Ireland or another European Union State. For all students there is a moderate course charge to cover expenses such as examination fees and specialist materials supplied directly to students....

Financial Support Students may be eligible for a means tested maintenance grant under the Maintenance Grants Scheme for students attending Post Leaving Certificate Courses. General information and application details may be obtained on You can submit your application for a Maintenance Grant once you have secured a college place.

Candidates are advised to apply for a grant as soon as they have secured a college place in order to have time to submit all documents required.
Interview Yes
Application Date Admission Dates

Round 1 March 2019 Saturday

Round 2 April 2019 Wednesday

Round 3 May 2019 Tuesday

Round 4 August 2019 To be confirmed


Due to the high level of interest in some course areas, interview panels fill up quickly.

Liberties College reserves the right to close application to courses when interview panels are full.

Every effort will be made to accommodate applicants in subsequent interview rounds.
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Subjects Taught Principle Areas of Study
•Anatomy & Physiology
•Child Health and Wellbeing
•Customer Service
•Medicines Counter Assistant Training – IPU
•Work Experience
•Spreadsheet Methods
•Retail Selling

(Modules offered may be subject to change).
Entry Requirements You should be at least 17 years of age

• Two references must be presented with your application form

• Leaving Certificate standard is required; or Pass Level (120 credits) in the Leaving Certificate Applied. Individual courses may have specific additional requirements. These will be outlined in the course descriptions for each course

• Relevant work experience or training will be considered

Mature Students Entry

Fluent English is required to work in a Pharmacy
Careers or Further Progression Progression:
•DT425 Pharmacy Technician Studies Level 6 – Dublin Institute of Technology
•CW116 Pharmacy Technician Studies Level 6 – Institute of Technology Carlow
•AL630 Pharmacy Technician Level 6 – -Athlone Institute of Technology
•DT360 Retail Management and Marketing Level 6 – Dublin Institute of Technology

•Health Stores
•Beauty or Healthcare Sales Representatives
•Department Stores
•Salon Reception
•Customer Service
•General Reception
Further Enquiries Phone: 01 454 0044
Fax: 01 454 6348
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