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

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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 medica...

FET Code 5M4468 - Community Health Services
Duration 1 year full-time.
Comment Qualifications
5M4468 QQI Level 5 Community Health Services
Medicines Counter Assistant (MCA) Irish Pharmacy Union
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Course Fee QQI Exam Fee € 50.00
Administration Fee € 50.00
Capitation Fee €130.00
Irish Pharmacy Union Course Fee €685.00
Financial Support Full-time learners may be eligible to apply for PLC maintenance grants, which are means tested. For further details, visit or where applications can be made online or downloaded.
Application Date

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Subjects Taught Areas of study to include:
Customer Service
Medical Terminology
Retail Selling
Word Processing
Safety & Health at Work
Reception & Frontline Office Skills
Work Experience

Additional: Medicines Counter Assistant (MCA) Irish Pharmacy Union.
Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate with five O6 grades (or five passes pre 2017) or equivalent is the standard entry requirement for Level 5 courses. Leaving Certificate Applied or QQI Level 4 Award are also acceptable on the majority of Level 5 courses.

Some courses have subject specific requirements and these will be noted on relevant course pages.

A QQI Level 5 award or equivalent in a relevant subject area is the standard entry requirement for Level 6 Advanced Certificate courses.
Assessment Method You will be assessed on the basis of:
• Examinations
• Project Work or Assignments
• Skills Tests
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Careers or Further Progression

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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,
Tel. 047-84900
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