Covered in this course

The Medication Awareness Training for Care course is broken down into 3 sections.

1) Policies and The Law

The first section begins by laying the foundations of administering medication by looking at what the law says, what a care home’s medication policy should contain, and what needs to be in a patient’s care plan. It also discusses the philosophy of “Person-Centred Care”.

Administering medication in care training - Section 1, Policies and the law.

2) Medication

This section looks at medication itself; the different categories of medication, the different kinds of dosages, how to read a pharmacist’s label, and how to safely deliver, store and dispose of medication.

Administering medication in care training - Section 2, Medication.

3) Administering Medication

This final section is all about processes. It covers the legal and best-practice processes that need to be considered when giving medication to residents in a care home. This includes how to look after residents who self-medicate; what to do if you need to covertly administer medication; and how to manage emergency medication.

Administering medication in care training - Section 3, Administering medication.

Medication Awareness Training in Care Certificate

Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

Medication Awareness Training for Care course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout.

As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Medication Awareness in Care Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable)name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Medication Awareness in Care Certificate

Real user reviews

Based on 7 real user reviews.

4.43 out of 5
A concise easy to follow training course

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good course

I found it a good way of learning . and very informative .

Good Training

Informative and easy to follow the training because of Video version.

very informative

I found the explanations very easy to understand and quite remarkably easy to recall when doing the required questionnaire at the end so straightforward.

Quite good

It helps to understand the knowledge around safe administration of medicine including legislation and policies within a care home setting

really good

I found the training to be good very informative well explained.


have not got access to sound on the computer so the videos are pointless and time consuming

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Legislation relating to Administration of Medication in Care

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.

The Administration of Medicines relates to these Health and Safety legislations;

What are some of the NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) Managing Medicines in Care Homes guidance terms?

  1. To provide guidance for those providing medicines to others in Care Homes
  2. A collective responsibility for those who are in Care
  3. Treatment and care should take into account for an individual's needs

As a minimum, training should cover: the supply, storage and disposal of medicines; safe administration of medicines; quality assurance and record-keeping; and accountability, responsibility and confidentiality

Administration of Medicines in care homes (with nursing) for older people by care assistants (2016)
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