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Dispensing Assistant Course (Level 2 Equivalent)

Course Details
Entry Criteria: Staff working either part or full time in a pharmacy or pharmacy department.
Cost: Paper-based course price:
190 (Exc VAT)
Online course price:
150 (Exc VAT)
Course Duration: 12 months
Qualification: Dispensing Assistant Course (Level 2 Equivalent) accredited by the GPhC
Enrolment Pack: Click the link to view the enrolment pack for the Dispensing Assistant Course (Level 2 Equivalent)

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.

This course meets the GPhC minimum training requirements for dispensing assistants / pharmacy assistants.

There are 12 modules to complete.

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The Course Content

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  • Module 01: Working in the Pharmacy Team
  • Module 02: Communicating with Pharmacy Customers
  • Module 03: Law, Regulations and Health and Safety within the Pharmacy
  • Module 04: Receiving a Prescription
  • Module 05: The Drug Tariff
  • Module 06: Controlled Drugs
  • Module 07: Calculations
  • Module 08: Assembling a Prescription
  • Module 09: Giving out a Prescription and Patient Counselling
  • Module 10: Ordering, Receiving, Storing and Issuing Stock
  • Module 11: Medicines for Veterinary Use
  • Module 12: Dispensing Errors

NB - additional modules are available for learners working in aseptics. Unit route options are also available on request.


This Course will Help to...

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  • Provide Dispensing Assistants with skills and knowledge regarding legal aspects and procedures within the dispensary.

Assessment

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  • Modules: multiple choice and short answer questions.
  • Workbooks: completed in the workplace (witnessed by a pharmacist or senior pharmacy technician).

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