The course provides the underpinning knowledge for the the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Pharmacy Service Skills (no pharmacist).

The qualified senior dispenser will be able to dispense medicines and pharmaceutical products, reflect on and develop their practice, undertake an in-process accuracy check and give pharmaceutical information and advice.

This course provides Dispensing Assistants with skills and knowledge regarding legal aspects and procedures within a dispensary.

This course is intended for staff working either part or full time in a dispensary requiring training in basic procedures and legal issues.

The course provides the underpinning knowledge for the Advanced Apprenticeship (no Pharmacist) Programme.

The scope of this course is to train dispensers to carry out the final check of listed dispensed items clinically approved by a pharmacist. It does not encompass aseptic dispensing, self checking or pre-packing.