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Dispensing Academy

The Dispensing Academy is designed primarily for qualified dispensing assistants who are interested in furthering their Continuing Professional Development.

Course Details
Online Course Cost
Please see pricing table for details
Course Category

The Dispensing Academy is for those learners who are not yet ready to commit to completing, or are currently unable to complete, the Pharmacy Technician Training Programme. The modules allow dispensing assistants to continue to develop their skills and knowledge to the benefit of the learner, their patients and the dispensary team.


This Academy is also suitable for EEA-qualified pharmacy technicians who have been directed by the GPhC to upskill their knowledge following an application for registration prior to 31st December 2020, when the UK leaves the EU.


The modules consist of multiple choice questions completed online via the b-Hive learning platform, and assignments submitted to Buttercups for assessment. As well as online access to results, learners can talk to dedicated tutors year-round, including at evenings and weekends, via our out of hours helpline.


All modules from the Academy can be purchased separately.


Please note that any work completed through the Dispensing Academy cannot be accredited against the current Pharmacy Technician Training Programme.


Entry Criteria

Qualified dispensing assistants

Pricing Table

Unit Title Predicted study time in hours Assessment method Order code Online price (Exc. VAT)
Dispensing and the supply of medicines 30 Assignment L3Mod01 £50
Pharmacy law, ethics and practice 60 Assignment L3Mod02 £55
Chemical principles for pharmacy technicians 30 Assignment L3Mod03 £50
Biological principles in pharmacy 30 Assignment L3Mod04 £50
Microbiology for pharmacy 30 Assignment L3Mod05 £50
Human physiology 60 Assignment L3Mod06 £50
Actions and uses of medicines 60 Assignment L3Mod07 £50
Gastrointestinal and nutritional medicines 30 Assignment L3Mod08 £50
Cardio-respiratory medicine 30 Assignment L3Mod09 £50
Central nervous system medicines 30 Assignment L3Mod10 £50
Infection and immunity 30 Assignment L3Mod11 £50
Endocrine and genito-urinary medicine 30 Assignment L3Mod12 £50
Malignant disease and musculoskeletal disorders 30 Assignment L3Mod13 £50
Medicines for ears, eyes, nose and skin 30 Assignment L3Mod14 £50
Communication in Pharmacy 30 Assignment L3Mod15 £50
Professional development in pharmacy 30 Assignment L3Mod16 £50
Community pharmacy practice 30 Assignment L3Mod17 £50
Pharmaceutics 60 Assignment L3Mod18 £50
Making medicines for pharmacy 60 Assignment L3Mod19 £50