BTEC Nationals Pharmaceutical Science (2010)
Here you’ll find support for teaching and studying the studying the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science. This vocational qualification helps level 3 students develop the practical knowledge, skills and understanding they need to prepare for their chosen career.
Units offered include chemical and biological principles, action and uses of medicines, dispensing and supply of medicines, community pharmacy practice, and pharmaceutics.
- Qualification type:
- BTEC National
- Qualification title:
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science
- Level 3
- Accreditation status:
- Guided Learning Hours (GLH):
- Total Qualification Time (TQT):
- Qualification number (QN):
- Eligible for funding in England for:
16-18 (EFA funding),
19+ Advanced learner loan (SFA funding),
Apprenticeships (SFA funding)
- UK and international
- First teaching:
- Last registration:
- 30 September 2020
- Final certification:
- 31 December 2022
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Meeting Local Needs
If you want to add optional units to a BTEC National qualification to Meet Local Needs (MLN), complete the application form below.
To learn more about using Meeting Local Needs units in your BTEC National course, download the MLN guidelines.
Approval for centre-devised units
As our specifications explain, permission will only be granted to add centre or locally devised units to BTEC Nationals in very exceptional circumstances.
This is because we must work within QCF regulations when making any amendments to these qualifications. For example, we must ensure that we don't jeopardise or compromise the original structures and focus, or create duplication and overlap. For these reasons, applying to add centre or locally devised units is a long and complex process which may not be successful.
Please remember that under no circumstances should you start delivering a submitted locally devised unit without approval. To do so could, unfortunately, jeopardise your students' achievements.