Medication Awareness

Half day course

Why is this training important?

This workshop gives an awareness of medication in social care settings. It covers broad types, classifications and forms of medication, as well as safe handling and storage. It addresses practical support for use of medication that reflects social care principles and values, and includes the need for accurate recording and reporting.

Who needs this training/ qualification

All employees who support the administration of medication in social care settings All carers who provide basic assistance to individuals with their medication New carers within social care settings

Learning outcomes

  • Identify and understand the risks associated with administration of medication
  • Safe procedures to use in a social care setting
  • How to deal with difficulties/ incidents when supporting individuals with medication
  • Adverse reactions
  • Using a MAR chart
How long is the course?
The Medication Awareness training is a half day course. AM course start at 09.30 and finish at 12.30 or PM start at  1.30 and end at 4.30. Details will be sent in your joining letter.
Are there any entry requirements?
  No, not for this course.
How is the course assessed?
There is no formal assessment for this course, activities and discussions throughout will help develop knowledge and confidence.
Do I need to bring anything?
  We supply tea, coffee and biscuits but not lunch. There is an on-site cafe or local shops if you wish to purchase snacks for the session.
What is the cost?

The cost is £50 per person. Group discounts are available for 6 or more people.


“A recent study found that nearly 70% of  256 care home residents, had at least one medication error”. For more information please click here.


Our Medication Awareness course is held regularly throughout the year.

If you would like to book a place, or a whole course, please contact us, by clicking here, or phone 01473 407330