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Safer Handling of Medication

pot of pillsA 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.

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

Further Information

Cognet provide a Medication Instructor course

Course Content:

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

Course Duration:

One day session (6 hour duration)

Assessment is by a 15 question multiple choice questionnaire

Instructor / Learner Ratio:

min: 1:6 max: 1:15

Awarding Body / Certification:

Cognet Certificate of Achievement

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Course Requirements / Notes:

The are no pre-requisites required to attend this course

Course Delivery and Lead Times:

Cognet are specialists in delivering on-site training throughout England and Wales.

As a general rule-of-thumb we would ask for at least four weeks lead time, however we have a very customer-focused philosophy and will always try our utmost to meet your more pressing requirements.

We also run public courses for a range of our courses predominantly at venues in the West Midlands. Our current schedule of courses can be seem on our Public Courses page. If you cannot find the course you are looking for please contact us as we may be able to help you directly or by putting you in touch with another company who can.


Further Information

Ofqual Regulated:

Suggested Progression: