ACCURACY CHECKING DISPENSER
The essential details
Perfect for… pharmacy dispensers wanting to progress their pharmacy career by becoming an accuracy checking dispenser (ACD). This qualification provides two years' accreditation. Re-accreditation is also available for ACDs who have completed this or any other ACD programme.
Qualification… Accuracy Checking Dispenser mapped to the national framework for ACD qualifications.
Requirements… trainees must be qualified and employed as a pharmacy dispenser and have the support and supervision of a pharmacist.
Duration… most people complete this programme in 12 – 52 weeks so we can flex the timescales to suit your trainee’s pace of learning.
All of this is included… a trainee workbook to explain how the programme works and introduce the practice of building a portfolio, multiple choice questions at the end of the workbook to test your trainee’s knowledge, a tutor guide to support the tutor and the assessment.
Support… once we’ve set your trainee up on their new programme, our friendly team will be in touch regularly to help them complete their programme and gain their qualification. We track progress and are always happy to help and support trainee and tutor in any way we can.
Delivery method… trainees receive hard copy workbook and portfolio material to record their checking progress.
Assessment… this programme is assessed through activities completed in the workbook, portfolio of evidence, MCQs, a timed checking exercise and telephone interview.
Calling all tutors… we regularly review and update our programmes so you can rest assured that they are high quality, easy to understand and relevant to pharmacy practice today.
Programme content... Have a look in detail at the programme content to learn about the key topics your trainees will be covering.
Group services... If you are lucky enough to be working with trainees across a range of pharmacies take a look at the special Group Services that we offer. They will make your life a lot easier.
Here is what our trainees think...
‘The ACD programme was easy to follow and well explained in the workbook as to what I needed to do. I feel confident in my checking process and ready to start my new role as an ACD! Thank you!’
Qualified ACD, David, Bolton
‘I found the telephone interview and timed checking exercise really helpful in building my confidence in my abilities to check effectively. Being able to complete the whole programme within the pharmacy was great as I was worried I would have to go to an assessment centre but this was not the case, which I was really happy about.’
Qualified ACD, Rita, London
‘I found Scientia Skills very helpful and they explained the whole process to me before I signed my technician up for the programme. The tutor guide was also very helpful. I particularly liked the fact that there were a number of different ways that the competency of my ACD was assessed, which provided me with a great deal of confidence in their ability.’
ACD tutor and Pharmacist, Lauren, Birmingham