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Course Overview

QQI Level 5 Business Administration 5M2468
IPU {Irish Pharmaceutical Union} Medicines and Counter Assistant {MCA}

Working in a Pharmacy is a varied, dynamic and interesting way of earning a living. This 1 year, full-time programme will appeal to many. As well as a QQI qualification, learners are offered the Medicine Counter Assistant module from IPU.   This qualification increases employment opportunities and is delivered by a qualified Pharmacist. Learners who complete the course may gain employment in a Pharmacy dispensing over-the-counter medicines and other products in a rapidly developing industry.

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Typical Modules

Medicines and Counter Assistant (MCA) - (IPU)
Word Processing
Spreadsheet Methods
Business Administration
Customer Service
Bookkeeping - Manual & Computerised
Work Experience
Entry Requirements
Employment Opportunities
  • Applicants must have Leaving Certificate, LCA or equivalent.
  • Holders of a QQI Level 4 Award are also eligible to apply.
  • Mature learners (over 23) may be exempt from the above academic requirements.
  • In addition applicants will have to undertake an interview.
  • Award holders will have employment opportunities in retail and wholesale pharmacies.
  • Institutes of Technology and other Colleges around the country may be offering opportunities for further studies. Please check with the individual Admissions Offices of any institution you are interested in attending or visit www.cao.ie.
This provision is co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014 – 2020.