Dispenser Development Programme for Dispensing Doctors
The Dispenser Development Programme for Dispensing Doctors allows the learner to be able to deal with routine queries and enables the dispenser to be involved in professional discussions with the healthcare team regarding more complex issues.
Please note that this programme is not accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council and does not meet the DSQS standards for a dispensing assistant. If you do not already hold a valid dispensing qualification to level 2 or equivalent, please visit the Dispensing Assistant Course page.
The programme consists of the Dispensing Academy and the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills (No Pharmacist).
This programme is designed to be completed without the supervision of a registered pharmacist or pharmacy technician and is not a route to registration as a pharmacy technician with the General Pharmaceutical Council. Completion of the course is to enhance the learner’s role as a dispenser in dispensing practice. Please contact us using the 'ask a question' form for further information regarding registering as a pharmacy technician.
The required Expert Witness observations for the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills (No Pharmacist) will be covered through one or more visits by a Buttercups assessor. We cannot accept applications from self-funded learners; the employer is required to support and fund this programme.
Please send enrolment packs via post or email to:
Buttercups Training Limited
Castlebridge Office Village
Castle Marina Road
If you are based within a community pharmacy / hospital, please visit the Pharmacy Technician Training Programme page.