Pharmacy Counter Assistant

Monaghan Institute


Course Name Pharmacy Counter Assistant
Course Provider Monaghan Institute
Alternative Provider(s) Cavan & Monaghan ETB
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Course Code 5M4468 BSA3
Course Type PLC Post Leaving Cert
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 5 Certificate (Level 5 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 5 NFQ
Certificate Irish Pharmacy Union None
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Monaghan Town
Course Content

Expand+This course is designed to equip learners with relevant knowledge, skills and experience to work as a pharmacy
counter assistant.

Is This Course Right For You?
Work in this industry varies from dispensing over the counter medications, helping cl...

FET Code 5M4468 - Community Health Services
Duration One Year – Full Time Study
Comment Qualifications
5M4468 QQI Level 5 Community Health Services
Medicines Counter Assistant (MCA) Irish Pharmacy Union
Course Fee Government Levy €200.00
QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Booking Deposit € 50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00
Irish Pharmacy Union Course Fee €450.00

There may be additional fees for Handling and Lifting.
Financial Support Full-time learners may be eligible to apply for a Further Education grant, which is means tested. For more information and advice contact your local Education and Training Board (ETB) or visit or where applications can be made online.

Further Information

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Subjects Taught Areas of study to include:

Customer Service
Medical Terminology
Retail Selling
Skin Care, Eye Treatments & Make-up
Word Processing
Safety & Health at Work
Reception & Frontline Office Skills
Work Experience

Medicines Counter Assistant (MCA) Irish Pharmacy Union
Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate with five O6 grades (or five passes pre 2017) or Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent. For mature students applications may be considered based on a proven interest in retail pharmacy work. Entry may be subject to interview and depends on satisfactory Garda Vetting.
Assessment Method You will be assessed on the basis of:
• Examinations
• Project Work or Assignments
• Skills Tests
Careers or Further Progression

Expand+Career Prospects
Pharmacy Counter Assistant graduates find employment in diverse fields. Here are some of the most popular career destinations you could progress to:

Medical Counter Assistant
Medical Secretary
Pharmacy Health Care Adviser

Further Enquiries Monaghan Institute Education Campus, Armagh Road, Monaghan
Tel. 047-84900
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