Course Description

Pharmacy Sales Assistant

Gain the right skillset to seek work in a retail pharmacy environment.

What Will I Study?

  • Communications Level 5 (5N0690)
  • Customer Service Level 5 (5N0972)
  • Digital Marketing (5N1364)
  • Product Knowledge – Over the Counter (006727)
  • Retail Administration (5N1860)
  • Retail Display (5N1861)
  • Retail Security (5N1777/SO)
  • Retail Selling (5N1619)
  • Work Practice (5N1433)

Why Should I Apply?

Develop the knowledge, skills and competence to work independently or under supervision within a pharmacy environment or retail sector.

Product Knowledge – Over the Counter certificate by the Irish Pharmacy Union will also be awarded to learners who successfully complete this module.

CollegeKerry College of Further Education & Training
Course LocationTralee, Kerry
Course CategoryHealthcare & Medicine
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsQQI Level 5 Major Award Certificate in Retail Practice (5M2105)
Course Start Date12th February 2024
Course End Date8th November 2024
Course Duration40 Weeks
Course FeeNo Fees
Entry Requirements-MINIMUM- -Applicants must be 16+ years of age on entry to the course. -Leaving Cert, LCVP, LCA or QQI Level 4 Major Award. -Mature applicant route available for applicants aged 23+. -Competent written and spoken English (CEFR B1 or Higher). -Non-EU/EEA applicants must have permission to work in Ireland. -ADDITIONAL- -Must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course. -Garda vetting is a requirement for this programme and participation is subject to a satisfactory outcome of the Garda vetting process.
Carear PathThis course is designed to be of significant benefit to those who intend seeking work in a retail pharmacy environment. If you complete a QQI major award with Kerry College, you may use your results to progress to third level (University, Technological University or Institute of Technology). You should check individual university websites for specific entry criteria for courses. There is a separate section on the CAO application for applying using your QQI results from Kerry College in the same way you use your Leaving Certificate results. You may also apply under the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS). A limited number of places are available each year.
Course Code362951
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