Medication Training For Care

Medication Training for Care
£25 +VAT

If you work in health and social care, you will most likely have to handle or administer medication. This must be done correctly and following procedure to ensure the safety of yourself, colleagues and service users. Medication errors can be fatal, so it's essential you have the necessary knowledge before handling or administering medication.

This online training course will provide you with the essential procedures and techniques you need to know, as well as the key legislation relevant to medication. It also outlines your responsibility in relation to your role along with different types of medication and their uses.

  • Developed in partnership with health and social experts
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Skills for Care endorsed training provider
  • Matches National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 2 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Who should take this course?

This course is suitable for anybody who manages and administers medication as part of their role, within care home or home care settings. This includes healthcare workers, support workers and care assistants.

The course is written at an introductory level and so no prerequisite knowledge is required.


CPD Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

Skills for Care Endorsed Training Provider

Learn more about our Skills for Care endorsed training provider.

We're proud to be officially endorsed by Skills for Care, the strategic body for workforce development in social care in England and a delivery partner for the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). Skills for Care endorsement is a trusted quality mark only awarded to the best learning and development providers within the social care sector.

Care England National Care Forum Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland Member

Our Commitment to Health and Social Care

High Speed Training has supported thousands of Health and Social Care workers in gaining accredited certificates to help them deliver safe and effective care. We best serve care providers by committing to being at the forefront of sector issues, policy and legislation, ensuring our training is up-to-date, comprehensive and meaningful.

As part of our commitment to Health and Social Care, we have worked hard to build partnerships with authorities and leading bodies, including Care England, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE), and the National Care Forum (NCF).

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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!

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Course content

1Introduction to your Role and Responsibilities

Training requirements, legislation and guidance, reporting concerns, risk areas, your role and responsibilities, additional roles and responsibilities, accountability, information sharing and confidentiality.

2Types of Medication

The 4 types of medication, controlled drugs, tablets, capsules, oral liquids, eye drops, ear drops, nose drops, topical medications, inhalers, powders and emergency medication.

3Medication Administration

Support and consent, covert administration, self administration, the 6 Rights of administration, routes of administration, understanding medication labels and dosette boxes, medication administration record (MAR) sheets, practicalities of administration, medication errors, time sensitive medications, missed doses and overdose, contraindication, side-effects and adverse drug reaction reporting.

4Handling Medication

Ordering, transporting, delivering, quality assurance, storage, disposal including medical waste and infection prevention and control.

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Aims of the course

By the end of this course you will:

  • Understand legislation, policy and procedures relating to the administration of medication.
  • Be able to identify different types of medication and their uses.
  • Understand medication administration, procedures and techniques.
  • Know how to prepare for medication administration.
  • Be able to administer and monitor medication safely.
  • Know how to administer certain medicines, including patches, creams, inhalers, eye drops and liquids.
  • Understand your responsibilities in line with your role and competencies.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

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