Higher Education Institutions
All the courses/learning programmes that lead to registration of persons must be accredited/approved by Council. The following qualifications/supplementary courses are accredited/approved by Council:
- Bachelor of Pharmacy which leads to registration as a pharmacist,
- National Certificate: Pharmacist Assistance to registration as a Basic Pharmacists' Assistant;
- Further Education and Training Certificate: Pharmacist Assistance to registration as Post-Basic pharmacist’s assistant;
- Higher Certificate: Pharmacy Support and Advanced Certificate: Pharmacy Technical Support to registration as a pharmacy technician; and
- Supplementary training courses i.e. primary care drug therapy course (PCDT) and family planning.
In order for a course to be accredited/approved an appropriate application form should be completed and be submitted to Council according to Council requirements.
Providers who wish to offer a Bachelor of Pharmacy qualification must comply with the Standard as set in the Good Education Standards (GPE) as set by Council. Providers who wish to offer short courses/CPD must comply with the Criteria for the approval of a short course/learning programmes for the purposes of continuing professional development as set by Council.
Providers who wish to offer National Certificate: Pharmacist Assistance and Further Education and Training Certificate: Pharmacist Assistance must comply with the Guidelines/Minimum Criteria for the Approval/Accreditation and Registration of Providers, Courses and Assessors as set by Council.
SPECIALITIES IN PHARMACY
In terms of the Regulations relating to the registration of the Specialities of Pharmacists Council recognises Masters Programmes for registration as Specialists. There are two specialities currently registerable with Council, i.e. Radio-Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacokinetics.