C&D Dispensing Assistant Course

£148.50 + VAT

This course is accredited by the GPhC. It prepares you to assist in the dispensary and qualify as a Dispensing Assistant (DA). It provides you with the knowledge and skills needed to address the GPhC core outcomes for all support staff and technical knowledge and skills identified as required for the safe and effective performance of your role.

The course is equivalent to RQF Level 2 and covers the knowledge and understanding of the following National Occupational Standards (NOS):

  • PHARM01 – Assist in the provision of a pharmacy service
  • PHARM07- Receive prescriptions
  • PHARM09 – Assemble prescribed items
  • PHARM12 – Order pharmaceutical stock
  • PHARM13 – Receive pharmaceutical stock
  • PHARM14 – Maintain pharmaceutical stock
  • PHARM32- Assist in the issuing of prescribed items
  • HSC241 – Contribute to the effectiveness of teams
  • SFSHSS1 – Make sure your own actions reduce the risk to health and safety


  1. DA Sign Up
  2. Foundation Modules
  3. Foundation Assessment
  4. Role Specific Modules
  5. DA Sign off

Learning outcomes:

  • Support colleagues in running a successful pharmacy service
  • Support colleagues with receiving and handing out prescriptions
  • Assist colleagues in the dispensary
  • Assist in managing stock

Audience: Anyone who is assisting in the pharmacy dispensary whether as part of a community pharmacy or a dispensing only pharmacy.

Duration to complete: 3-12 months

Activities to be completed: To complete this programme you will need to read the Trainee resources, complete the online Enrolment Form, agree the Learning Contract, and then complete each of the modules in the programme and accompanying assessments and case studies. Your tutor will need to sign the Declaration of Competence before your Certificate is released by the training provider Mediapharm.