Medication Training for Care Workers and Supporters

Social care medicines training

Course overview

Staff member logging medicines on laptop

Flexible Medication Training for Carers and Support Workers

This course delivers high-quality medication training to carers and support workers employed or working independently in a single care environment or in the homes of patients.

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Course content

Medication Training for Carers and Support Workers will provide participants with CQC professional advice on the administration of medicines, legislation and guidance and specialist techniques.

Participants will learn compliance aids, authorised and monitored dosage systems, maintaining appropriate medication administration records and roles and responsibilities.

What is a medicine?

  • Legal categories of medicines

  • General sales list
  • Pharmacy medicines
  • Prescription-only medicines
  • Sale versus prescription
  • Who can prescribe?
How do medicines work?

  • Medicines names and groups – generic versus brands

  • Controlled drugs
  • Dosage instructions
  • Quality versus cost
  • Formulations and routes of administration
  • Safe administration of tablets and capsules, liquids, patches, eye drops, ear drops, nose drops, reams and ointments, inhalers, suppositories and pessaries
Roles and responsibilities

  • Safe storage and disposal

  • Record keeping
  • Confidentiality and consent
  • Refusal of medicines
  • Side effects, contraindications and adverse reactions
  • DDA Assessment

The course is accredited by the College of Pharmacy Practice and all participants will receive an accredited certificate.

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Who is this course designed for?

The Medication Training for Carers and Support Workers course has been designed to match the needs of all carers, agency carers and health assistants working in the care home environment, day centres, hospices or providing domiciliary care.

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Course reviews

A well-presented training which covered medication and awareness of safe practice.

Excellent study day. Answered a lot of questions. Good update. Many new topics discussed re: medication and reassured on dealing with controlled drugs in person’s own home.  Many thanks.
Erin Brown

This course has helped every aspect of my work in both areas of PA work and college. Lots of really useful information taken away, every question answered. Will keep us doing things properly and safely.

Hannah Boast

TeeJay kept my attention throughout the day. It was evident that she has a passion for all areas of social care not just medication. I left the training keen to find out more about the other training and teachings that TeeJay offers. I now feel confident to update my systems and policies to reflect outstanding practice. Amazing trainer – would definitely recommend.

Samantha Berrisford, Hopedale House

Course duration

Medication Training for Carers and Support Workers is available as a single day course. Please allow for a duration of eight hours each day, which includes lunch and breaks.

Course outcome

At the end of the course participants will have a thorough understanding of medicines, what they are used for, and how to competently and confidently administer them.

Practical and engaging content will cover the fundamentals of policy, record keeping and medicine stock control.

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Ways to study

The Medication Training for Carers and Support Workers course is delivered as one of our open course events, regularly scheduled throughout the year. The course is available for organisations which have a large team or need the content tailored to the working environment.

There is an is an on-demand eLearning version of this course where participants can study four separate modules at their own pace and in their own time. Read more about Medicines Management for Care Workers here.

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Medication Training for Carers and Support Workers fees

£850 + VAT and travel where applicable for up to 20 participants.

Why use Momentum People?

Momentum People’s training courses introduce diverse coaching and training styles using a holistic approach to ensure personal sustainability as well as practical knowledge and upskilling.

Specialist behaviour, communication and business strategy disciplines blend with pharmaceutical expertise to ensure courses are engaging, fun and hands-on.

Join thousands of professional healthcare individuals, teams and leaders who have already benefited from learning with Momentum People.

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