Medications Awareness

Medications Awareness – Overview

Medications Awareness training is designed for those care staff who are required to administer medication. Any nurse who is on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register must administer medications under the NMC guidelines.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) provides professional advice on the administration of medicines in domiciliary care and states that training requirements for staff must be of the same standard as for care workers in a care home because the service users in domiciliary care settings can be more vulnerable than those in care homes.


This 1 day medications awareness theory course requires a minimum contact time of 6 classroom hours.


Medications awareness covers a wide range of areas including:

  • Legislation
  • Storage of medicines
  • Different types of medicines and how they work
  • Common adverse reactions to medication
  • Controlled drugs and oxygen
  • Documentation and record keeping
  • Drug errors
  • The seven guidelines of administration of medication
  • Disposal of medication

Assessment and Certification

Assessment is ongoing throughout the day, culminating in a question paper at the end of the day. Successful candidates will be issued with a Certificate of Medications Awareness.


A maximum of 12 people can be accomodated on this course


We are able to deliver this course on your site, subject to a pre-course assessment of your premises, reducing your costs in respect of additional time out and travelling, or at a venue convenient to you.


1 Day Medications Awareness (up to 12 people) from £500

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