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.

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BTEC Level 3 Diploma Pharmaceutical Science specification
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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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If you want to add optional units to a BTEC National qualification to Meet Local Needs (MLN), complete the application form below.

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