Pharmacy Assistant Learnerships
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The learnership consists of a structured theoretical component as well as work place experience.
The purpose of this Certificate qualification is to equip learners to understand and acquaint themselves with the underlying principles of all of the major areas related to the pharmaceutical environment by providing them with grounding in the relevant legislative and ethical requirements as well as the basic technical skills required in the field.
Qualifying learners who meet all necessary requirements, will be able to register as a Pharmacist Assistant (Basic) with the South African Pharmacy Council.
Learners are required to complete all the unit standards listed in the specialisation category in order to qualify for registration with the Pharmacy Council as a Pharmacist Assistant (Basic).
The Post Basic Pharmacist Assistant learnership is designed to meet the needs of learners who have completed the Pharmacist Assistant (Basic) learnership who wish to further their competencies in this field.
The post basic component also consists of a theoretical component with work place experience.
Pharmacist Assistance is aimed at developing the core technical knowledge and personal skills needed by Pharmacist Assistants that will enable them to perform their functions by applying their skills to new technological and scientific developments.
These skills should enable them to adapt to the changing environment and still meet the needs of the pharmacy and the changing health-care system.
Access to the qualification is open to all learners who comply with the requirements of the current regulations relating to Pharmacy Education and Training.
Successful candidates are paid an allowance and are employed on a one year contract during their studies.