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Approved dispensing/pharmacy assistant courses

Current dispensing/pharmacy assistant training involves completing a GPhC-recognised qualification or a GPhC-accredited training programme.

For more information on the GPhC's accreditation and recognition process, please see Approval process for education and training providers.

Recognised qualifications

The GPhC recognises the qualifications provided by the following awarding bodies:

City & Guilds

Current recognition period: ongoing

Pearsons/Edexcel

Current recognition period: ongoing

Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

Current recognition period: ongoing

Accredited programme providers

The following organisations are currently accredited by the GPhC to provide dispensing/pharmacy assistant training courses. The courses provided by these organisations are undertaken by distance learning and contain equivalent content required to meet the knowledge and understanding associated with one or more units of the Level 2 NVQ pharmacy services skills.

Some course providers have been accredited to offer variations of their dispensing assistant training course to provide training to suit those individuals whose role does not cover the full range of duties of a dispensing assistant. For more information on any of the accredited courses listed below please contact the course provider directly.

Click on the provider name in the list below to see more about the courses they offer, their accreditation status and the latest accreditation reports.


Boots UK

Dispensing Assistant

Current accreditation period: Jan 2019 - Jan 2022

Pharmacy Advisor

Current accreditation period: Jan 2019 - Jan 2022

Dispensing Assistant Pharmacy Operative

Current accreditation period: Jan 2019 - Jan 2022

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Buttercups Training

Dispensing Assistant

Current accreditation period: Nov 2018 - Nov 2021

Dispensing/Pharmacy Assistant

Current accreditation period: Nov 2018 - Nov 2021

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    CIG Healthcare Partnership

    Pharmacy Assistant

    Current accreditation period: July 2019 - July 2022

     

    Mediapharm

    Current accreditation period: September 2018 - September 2021

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    National Pharmacy Association (NPA)

    Dispensing Assistant

    Current accreditation period: Jan 2019 - Jan 2022

    Delivering Medicines Safely and Effectively

    Current accreditation period: Jan 2019 - Jan 2022

    Introduction to Pharmacy Stock Control

    Current accreditation period: Jan 2019 - Jan 2022

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    Scientia Skills

    Dispensing Assistant

    Current accreditation period: Jan 2019 - Jan 2022

    Looking After Dispensary Stock

    Current accreditation period: Jan 2019 - Jan 2022

    Pharmacy Assistant Programme

    Current accreditation period: Jan 2019 - Jan 2022

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