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Safer Handling of Medication

A one day course designed for the learners to be able to recognise the necessity for correct management of all medicines within the workplace. They will be expected to utilise their current background knowledge and experience in this area - be it within their own workplace or the home environment. 

This course has been mapped to the common induction standards (CIS) and the Health and Social Care (HSC) National Occupational Standards (NOS) in Assist in the Administration of Medication (level 2)

This course is designed to enable the learner to safely administer medication to those individuals in their caring environment. It is aimed at those staff that have no formal nursing experience or registration. E.g., support staff or health care assistants.

The course is to be delivered by a competent trainer with a relevant background such as registered nurse, paramedic, emergency care practitioner, pharmacist or other allied profession.

Course materials will include such items as medication pots, spoons, syringes, blister packs, MAR sheets etc.

This course has been approved by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain

Course Content: Duration:
  • Principles of care
  • Legal framework
  • Responsibilty, accountability and confidentiality
  • Self-medication and assisted medication
  • Safe handling
  • The seven “RIGHTS”
  • Teamwork
  • Information sharing
  • Issues and problems

One day session (6 hour duration)

Assessment is by a 15 question multiple choice questionnaire

Instructor / trainee ratio: Awarding body / certification:
min: 1:6 max: 1:15

Cognet Certificate of achievement.


Course requirements / notes:

There are no course pre-requisites however delegates will be expected to utilise their current background knowledge and experience in this area - be it
within their own workplace or the home environment.

Please contact us for further details

Cognet provide on-site training throughout Shropshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Warwickshire and West Midlands. Additionally, we regularly provide training further afield throughout England and Wales.

We would ask for at least four weeks lead time, however we have a very customer-focused philosophy and will try our utmost to meet more pressing needs.

For public course availability in Worcestershire and Shropshire please see our course dates page or contact us directly.


Health and social care course page links:

Safer Handling of Medication Instructor | Infection Control | Stroke Awareness | Level 2 Health and Safety in Social Care | Level 2 Principles of COSHH | Fire Safety in Residential Care | Management of Fire Safety in Residential Homes | Emergency First Aid at Work | Anaphylaxis Awareness and Auto-injector