The essential details
Perfect for… staff starting out on their pharmacy career that are involved in the dispensing of prescriptions and want to learn more about how to safely and efficiently dispense medicines in accordance with the law.
Qualification… Dispensing Assistant, accredited by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) and is a GPhC requirement for all members of staff involved in the dispensing of medicines.
Requirements… there are no minimum qualification requirements to undertake this programme but trainees will need the support and supervision of a pharmacist or pharmacy technician.
Duration… most people complete this programme in 26 – 34 weeks so we can flex the timescales to suit your trainee’s pace of learning.
All of this is included… a trainee guide to explain how the programme works, 3 individual workbooks covering all aspects of dispensing, multiple choice questions at the end of each workbook to test your trainee’s knowledge and a tutor guide to support the tutor.
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 can either work online or with hard copy workbooks, which ever works best for them and their pharmacy.
Assessment… this programme is assessed through activities completed in the workbooks, competency checklists and multiple choice questions.
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.
Live reports... You may have more than one trainee working through this programme so to help you stay on top of things you have access to live reports on their progress, allowing you to see how they are doing in seconds.
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...
‘Many thanks to Scientia Skills for helping and guiding me through the programme. I had great support and I found the process easy to follow and will recommend my friends to opt for Scientia Skills for their training.’
Qualified DA, Anusha, Croydon
‘The staff and support received have been great. Trudi was very helpful and always acted promptly. The content was just right and the trainee guide explains the structure of the programme well, providing all the information required to get started. A really enjoyable programme! I look forward to studying my Pharmacy Technician programme with you now!’
Qualified DA, Eilesh, Whithorn
‘Great support from the team. Having taken trainees through dispensing assistant programs with other providers, I can confidently state that this program was best suited to our needs.’
DA tutor and Pharmacist, Yewande, Witham