administering medication


For paid staff administering or overseeing administration of medication in social care settings. This course can be tailored to those working in residential, supported living or other settings.

why attend?

This course will help staff to understand the key elements to administering medication safely or supporting people to take their own medication effectively in different settings.

It will explore the following:

  • Underpinning legislation & guidance
  • Safe handling of medication
  • Privacy & dignity
  • Key principles – “ the 5 rights”
  • Pros & cons of self-administration
  • Methods of administration
  • Capacity and consent
  • Controlled drugs
  • Good record keeping
  • Storage of medication
  • PRN medication
  • Dealing with errors
  • Case studies
  • Scenarios
  • Group exercises


Half day

meeting standards

CARE CERTIFICATE In particular, aims to help meet the knowledge required to meet outcomes of standards: 3, 4 & 5

FUNDAMENTAL STANDARDS (CQC) In particular the course will enable the provider to help staff from the service demonstrate training has taken place around: Regulations 9, 10 & 12

CARE ACT 2014 GUIDANCE More specifically enables providers and their staff to understand their duties under sections 1 & 10 of the Act (and their subsections)

MENTAL CAPACITY ACT 2005 – this subject area is woven into presentation and discussion as required during course delivery.

Please note: As far as reasonably possible we have indicated the standards covered.

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