• England
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Accredited Dispensary Assistants Course (ADAC)

This course is accredited by the GPhC as meeting the minimum training requirements for anyone involved with the dispensing process.

Who is this course suitable for?

This comprehensive course is a great stepping stone for progression onto pre-registration pharmacy technician training and a career as a pharmacy technician.

The course is also suited to new dispensing staff, part time dispensing staff, relief dispensers including medicines counter assistants.

On satisfactory completion of this course within 18 months of enrolment you have the unique opportunity to transfer on to the NPA NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Services (module 5) at a reduced price.


Course programme

The course is divided into 4 Modules, covering:

  • Introduction to dispensing and stock control
  • Pharmacy practice and procedures
  • Law & ethics
  • The Drug Tariff

All 4 Modules are sent together.  



The estimated study time to complete each Module is 20 hours. This can be divided to suit you and your supervising pharmacist in your individual working environment.

 The assessments include:

  • Introductory workbook
  • Module 1 workbook
  • Case studies and multiple choice questions for module 2 and 3
  • Inter-text exercise and questions throughout
  • Evidence gathering activities

Each Module must be completed and the work sent to your allocated external NPA Tutor who will give you a grade and provide feedback on the quality of your work.

Do I get a certificate of completion?


Course cost

This course is available as a paper based course or as an online e-learning course.

Paper based:  £185 + VAT 
e-Learning: £165 + VAT



You can enrol on this course at any time of the year. To enrol on this course:


 1The NPA believe in a flexible approach to education and training, we will consider  extensions
   on deadlines on an individual case to case basis
 2Your employer will be invoiced.
3 You must be an NPA Member to register staff on this course. Non member enrolment will incur
    a 50% mark up (discretional) on the advertised cost.

Enrolling on to the course

To register on this training course:

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