Medication Skills for Care
Medication Skillsfor Care

Safe Administration of Medication - Foundation Course

This is our most popular full day course (6 hours approximately). It is fully accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutial Society and features interactive exercises to re-inforce learning and test understanding.


Each delegate receives a comprehensive workbook, our pocket sized 'primer' card, and a Certificate of Completion valid for two years.

Who is it for?

Ideal for care staff who are responsible for the administration of medication and are based in:

- residential care homes,

- care homes with nursing,
- domiciliary care organisations,
- extra-care housing schemes, and
- supported living.

Course Aims

The course covers essential areas such as:

- Laws, legislation & medicines,
- Roles & responsibilities of staff,
- Medicine types, routes and how they work,
- Safe administration & management of medicines,
- Record keeping,
- Recognising & dealing with problems.

Learning Outcomes

Following successful course completion, trainees will be able to:

- Define different medicine categories,
- Describe prescription & labelling requirements,
- Understand the importance of dosage directions,

- List common medicine types & their uses

- Know support levels, role, rights and responsibilities with medication

- Explain different administration routes
- Safely select, administer, store & dispose of medicines,
- Maintain accurate records,
- Recognise some side-effects & what action to take
- Describe protocols for homely remedies & "when required" medicines.


This course is very popular, early booking is essential, please email or call to discuss your requirements:

- The cost is charged per delegate - excluding VAT.
- Minimum number of delegates per session is 8, maximum of 16.

- Depending on your location from the nearest pharmacist trainer, mileage may be chargeable @ 45p per mile.

Contact Us

AIT Medihelp Ltd

100 Church Street

Tel: 07860 484270 07860 484270


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RPS Accredited Training Provider 2018-2023

We are proud to announce that we have been recognised by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society as an Accredited Training Provider. Click here for details

Recognised Training Provider 2020-2021

More good news! We have again been endorsed by Skills for Care as a Recognised Training Provider until 2021. This is a mark of quality that is given to the best learning and development in the adult social care sector. Click here for details

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