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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 4 sections

  1. 1 The Law and School Policy
  2. 2 Medication
  3. 3 Handling and Administrating Medication
  4. 4 Managing Medical Needs
A teacher caring for an unwell child - Medication Awareness Training for Schools
Administering medication in education training - Section 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.

Administering medication in education training - Section 2, medication and the different categories.

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.

Administering medication in education training - Section 3, handling and administering 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.

Administering medication in education training - Section 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.

About this course

This training is specifically targeted at adults working within the education sector. It provides an overview of how to care for a child as well as their medical needs. As well as this, the legal responsibility that each adult has for a child. Efficiently trained staff will reduce the risk of harm to both students and staff.

By following the guidelines set by The Department for Education & Skills and The Department of Health, we ensure participants are given the best training. This course will provide a sound knowledge of medication use and touch upon specialist treatments for specific illnesses in children. 

It’s a great introduction to administering medication in schools or a handy refresher – However, in order to administer medication to children in schools you need formal training from an NHS practitioner, this course is not a substitute for this training.

Michelle Livings, a presenter of Medication Awareness Training for Schools

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Michelle Livings

The importance of Medication Awareness Training for Schools

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Medication Awareness Training certificate

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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 questions 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 Training for Schools 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.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Medication Awareness in Education Certificate

317 real user reviews

4.8 out of 5
Very helpful and calming to watch.

very useful and clear to understand


This course,is full of valuable information, that sometimes you may have forgotten about. It keeps you aware of the basic needs of children, that maybe in your care.

Enough detailed content to reassure thos

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Aimed more at primary School

This course is aimed more at primary schools not secondary schools.

educational and easy to follow

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Informative - very useful.

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really useful

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Very thorough and informative!

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Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

Health and Safety Regulations that are related to The Administration of Medication in Education;

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."

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