• Code: FE
  • Certification:IPU (Irish Pharmacy Union) Certificate in Medical Counter Assistant
    • Certificate in Make Up Application
    • QQI Level 5 Component in Community Health Services (5M4468)
  •  Duration: One Year


This course is certified by the Irish Pharmacy Union and offers you the opportunity to train as a pharmacy Counter Assistant. It will also offer certification in the area of make-up and cosmetics and from QQI in Community Health Services. There are many career opportunities in these growing areas of employment. In Pharmacies you will work at the front end of the shop and give advice on over-the-counter medicines, beauty, make-up and cosmetic products. Learners will also acquire skills on customer care and retailing.

Programme of Study


  • Cosmetic Studies
  • Nutrition
  • Care Support
  • Communications
  • Retail Selling
  • Customer Service
  • Work Experience
  • Word Processing
  • Behavioural Studies


  • Gastrointestinal Conditions
  • Respitory Conditions
  • Pain
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Skin
  • Vitamins, Minerals and Nutritional Supplements
  • Women's Health
Entry Requirements
  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent
  • Leaving Certificate Applied with a merit profile
  • Full QQI Level 4 award with a merit profile
  • Mature Applicants - experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications

Places are offered following a successful interview.
Learners must source their own work experience.

Career Opportunities
  • Pharmacies
  • Health Stores
  • Department Stores
  • Cosmetics Sales Person
  • Care Assistant
Course Co-Ordinator

Sandra Kelly

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