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The specialist in pharmacy training

Buttercups Training is a leading national training provider, with a track record of providing high quality programmes with high achievement rates. We deliver training programmes to pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and support staff working in hospitals, the community, dispensing doctors’ practices and the Armed Forces.

We have extensive experience of delivering Pharmacy Services training to support staff. Our training is developed to the highest of standards in order to meet the needs of the profession.

Buttercups is able to access apprenticeship funding for the level 2 Pharmacy Services Assistant (PSA) apprenticeship standard for dispensing assistants, and the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Pharmacy Services for pre-registration pharmacy technicians.  Apprenticeship funding can be used to utilise the apprenticeship levy and make training budgets go further

Guidance on Apprenticeships

Buttercups prides itself on the support we can give our learners.  Our support network includes:

  • Special education needs provision
  • Learner liaison coordinators
  • Learner support and welfare teams
  • Additional learning support coordinator
  • Specialist tutors (maths, English, science)
  • Initial Advice and Guidance (IAG)
  • Progress monitoring with PASS
  • Out of hours helpline
  • Learner and WTS handbooks
  • Stay Safe website

Looking for a first job, a change of career, or to develop new knowledge and skills?  Buttercups has a range of resources available to help you develop in your career.  Whether you’ve never worked in pharmacy before, or are a pharmacist looking to develop clinical skills, Buttercups can help.

At Buttercups, we strive to give employers the same level of support that we give to learners.  Our employer information page empowers employers to develop their workforce to best meet their organisational needs.

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Pharmacy Technician Training Programme

This is the only programme currently on the market which meets the new GPhC Initial Education and Training Standards for Pharmacy Technicians.

Pre-Registration Pharmacist Training Programme 2019-20

The Buttercups Pre-registration Trainee Pharmacist programme is a comprehensive series of study days, e-learning and webinars, which will prepare trainees for the new style registration assessment and life as a newly registered pharmacist.

Dispensary Stock Management Course

The Dispensary Stock Management Course covers customer service, teamwork, health & safety and management of pharmaceutical stock.

Healthcare Assistant Course

The Healthcare Assistant Course has been designed for colleagues whose role requires them to undertake a number of activities within the pharmacy.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Pharmacy

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Pharmacy Programme allows learners, with relevant experience, to register as a pharmacy technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council.

Dispensing Assistant Course

The Dispensing Assistant Course (Level 2 Equivalent) is intended for staff working either part or full time in a dispensary requiring training in basic procedures and legal issues.
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Innovative and Interactive Learning

The b-Hive allows us to deliver highly accessible courses, packed full of interactive quizzes, games and videos using the latest web technologies creating a more engaging learning experience

All year round course enrolment

Enrolment times to suit your schedule.  Buttercups accepts enrolments year round, and can accommodate cohorts and individual enrolments alike. 

Employer Analytics

Our learners’ progress is individually monitored and supported for the duration of the course and even beyond completion when our information, advice and guidance service remains available.

World Class Support

Our year-round, out-of-hours helpline allows our learners to speak with a tutor or assessor when they need, and named tutors and assessors are allocated on enrolment.  Personal one-to-one tuition available.

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Our staff are committed, respectful and loyal. We care deeply about our colleagues’ welfare and well-being, and that of our learners, as well as those who look after and develop them.

Professionalism, fairness and integrity is important to us. We respect the rule of law. We believe that policies procedures are there to be followed, that confidentiality and protection of our own brand and data and that of our clients is a responsibility that we take seriously.

We are innovative and forward thinking. We seek to understand and predict influences that may affect the world of pharmacy and education, so that we can improve. We invest in our future and do not sacrifice it for short-term gain

We are accountable and take responsibility for our decisions and actions. We are trusted to get things right and when we do not, we will say so and work together with energy and positivity to put things right.

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