The Dispensing Academy is designed primarily for qualified dispensing assistants who are interested in furthering their Continuing Professional Development.
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 CriteriaQualified dispensing assistants
|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|
|Actions and uses of medicines||60||Assignment||L3Mod07||£50|
|Gastrointestinal and nutritional medicines||30||Assignment||L3Mod08||£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|
|Making medicines for pharmacy||60||Assignment||L3Mod19||£50|