PDA in Final Accuracy Checking by Pharmacy Technicians

PDA in Final Accuracy Checking by Pharmacy Technicians

The Professional Development Award (PDA) in Final Accuracy Checking by Pharmacy Technicians at SCQF level 7 has been designed to enable learners to develop the knowledge and skills required to carry out the role of an accuracy checking pharmacy technician.

The PDA is also designed to provide continuing professional development (CPD) and career progression for pharmacy technicians who are employed in a people-centred role, supporting the provision of pharmaceutical care to individuals in hospital, community and primary care settings.

This qualification is available through colleges, training providers and some employers.

Why deliver this qualification

This PDA is recognised by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and pharmacy employers as a suitable qualification to enable learners to be employed in a pharmacy or healthcare setting as an accuracy checking pharmacy technician.

Who does this qualification suit

Entry to this qualification is at the discretion of the centre, however learners must be employed in a pharmacy or healthcare setting and be practising as a pharmacy technician in Great Britain.

Progression

This PDA may provide progression to degree-level study. There are links from the units of this PDA to the PDA in Assessment and Supply of Individual Patients’ Medicines (GE7D 47). Further information is contained in the group award specification.

Approval

Centres with devolved authority for approval should use their own internal approval process.

Centres without devolved authority will have to come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Guide to Approval.

How to assess

The PDA in Final Accuracy Checking by Pharmacy Technicians will be assessed by a combination of closed and open-book assessments and evidence generated within the workplace. Each unit specification gives detailed information on the evidence requirements and approaches to assessment for each unit.

Where can you take this course?

Qualification Structure

PDA in Final Accuracy Checking by Pharmacy Technicians

Group award code: GL8P 47 (16 SCQF credit points)

The PDA in Final Accuracy Checking by Pharmacy Technicians at SCQF level 7 consists of two mandatory units (16 SCQF credit points).

Group Award Specification