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Covered in this course
The Medication Awareness Training for Schools course is broken down into 4 sections.
1) The Law and School Policy
The first section of the course sets the foundations of medication administration in schools; it covers everyone’s legal responsibilities, from school governors to parents and teaching staff; and then goes on to show what a school’s medication policy should contain.
This section covers medication itself; it looks at the different categories of medication, how to work out dosages, how to read prescription labels, and how to safely store and dispose of medication.
3) Handling and Administrating Medication
This third section is all about processes. It covers the legal and best-practice processes that need to be considered when giving medication to children in schools. This includes how to look after children who self-medicate; what to do if you need to covertly administer medication; and how to manage emergency medication.
4) Managing Medical Needs
The final section goes into more detail and takes a close look at how to administer medication to children with diabetes, eczema, asthma, and severe allergies.
Medication Awareness Training in Education Certificate
Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.
This Medication Awareness Training course for schools 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 Education 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.
Real user reviews
Based on 11 real user reviews.
a very good learning tool, I learnt quite a bit and enjoyed partaking in the learning package.
Good delivery , no waffling , easy to remember
Extremely informative but put in easy-to-understand language. Keeps you engaged.
The course was clearly and accurately described and its delivery was very easily followed. Information was presented in a suitable way and revision of sections was available, before moving on. The mini, end-of-section tests were a good re-cap exercise. The final test was very user-friendly and required a good grasp of the material covered to achieve a "pass" percentage. I would recommend this course as a good introductory course for those considering volunteering to administer medication in education.
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Many thanks, this was an excellent and informative e learning package. I feel confident to now move on and provide a professional service to all our students and staff.
A good format which was clear and easy to follow, good understanding.
Legislation relating to Administration of Medication in Education
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.
Human Medicines Regulations
The Human Medicines Regulations set out a comprehensive regime for the authorisation of products; for the manufacture, import, distribution, sale and supply of those products; for their labelling and advertising; and for pharmacovigilance.
Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions (2015)
The Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions (2015) gives guidelines on how to ask for parental agreement on administering medicine, keeping records of a child's medicine and how the school and the parent can both work together for the better of the child.
"Pupils at school with medical conditions should be properly supported so that they have full access to education, including school trips and physical education."