Safer Handling Of Medication

Course Detail

This course is designed for all care sector workers to give them an understanding of the correct procedures for handling all medications in the work place and the need for maintaining controls and procedures. Can be delivered either as an awareness update or a full level 2 award in principles of safe administration of medication in health and social care.

Course Duration: Up to 6 Hours duration


Course Content

  • Overview of Legislation
  • Accountability & Responsibility
  • Supply, storage and disposal of Medications
  • Consent and confidentiality
  • Medicines information and recognition
  • Medicine Groups and Routes of administration
  • Dosage calculations
  • Self & Assisted medication
  • Side effects recognition
  • Safety Procedures & Documentation
  • Audit Procedures
  • Dealing with incorrect Administration


This course has continual assessment followed by a final multiple choice exam


On successful completion of the course delegates will receive  either  awareness Certification or the full level 2 qualification as appropriate


We now run all our East Lancashire courses from the new Burnley Dedicated Training venue which provides free parking and easy motorway access. We also have venues available in Bolton and Chorley.