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Buttercups Pharmacy Student Vacation Programme 2020

When it comes to pre-registration recruitment, all potential employers will be on the lookout for candidates with experience of working in a pharmacy. Buttercups Summer Vacation Training Programme consists of an intense programme to provide structure to your placement and help you get the most from your time in the pharmacy. Developed by a team of pharmacists at Buttercups, you can choose between two different programmes dependent on your knowledge and previous experience. The benefits of completing a summer placement along with our Vacation Programme include:

  • 'Hands on’ experience of the community pharmacy sector
  • Boosts your CV to help you stand out with your pre-registration applications
  • Work alongside a qualified pharmacist and pharmacy team
  • Build on existing skills and gain new ones
Course Details
Workshop Course Cost
£54 (+ VAT)
Course Category
2 Week vacation programme

Find a Vacancy

Explore current vacancies open to pharmacy undergraduates by signing up to Buttercups Find a Vacancy service. Once you’ve provided your details, you’ll be able to access details of pharmacies who have signed up to our Vacation Training Programme and are looking for pharmacy students to work with them in Summer 2020. Our Vacation programme will be open for applications from 1st Feb 2020.

Programme Structure

Choose which programme best meets your needs. Each one follows a two-week programme and can be completed in isolation or consecutively for longer training placements.

Vacation Programme: Level 1

  • Course Workbook and Activities
  • Induction Checklist
  • Protocols, Procedures and Safe Working
  • Communication in the Pharmacy
  • The Pharmacy Team
  • The Prescription Journey
  • Stock Management
  • Introduction to ‘OTC’
  • Primary Care Prescribers
  • Pharmacy Services
  • GPhC Standards for Pharmacy Professionals
  • Online Multiple-Choice Questions

Vacation Programme: Level 2

  • Course Workbook and Activities
  • Induction Checklist
  • Protocols, Procedures and Safe Working
  • Pharmacy and the Multidisciplinary Team
  • Dispensing Practice
  • Pharmacy Services Project
  • Pharmacy Services: Summary Care Records, Electronic Prescribing, Patient Group Directions and Emergency Supply
  • Pharmacy Organisations
  • Online Practice Prescriptions and Multiple-Choice Questions

Register a Vacancy

 Pharmacies can sign up to the Buttercups Pharmacy Student Vacation Programme and advertise their vacancies free of charge by completing the registration form below.

Register a Vacancy

Course Features
Access to a ‘Getting Started’ webinar to get the placement off to a flying start.
Eligibility to join the Buttercups Pharmacy Student Vacation Programme Facebook Group to network with other programme students
Support from Buttercups pharmacy tutors during the programme