Medication Training for Care Home and Domiciliary Care Staff

Staff member logging medicines on laptop

Flexible Medication Training for Care Staff Working In Residential or Domiciliary Care

This course delivers high-quality medication training to carers and support workers employed or working independently in care homes, supported living environments or in the homes of patients.

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 how to manage medication safely and reduce medication errors.

  • Introduction
  • What is a medicine?
  • How do medicines work?
  • Reducing medication errors
  • Legal categories of medicines
  • Dosage and strength of medicines
  • Names of medicines
  • Medicine labels
  • Medication policy
  • The law and handling medicines
  • Ordering prescriptions
  • Receiving prescriptions
  • Controlled drugs
  • Homely remedies or over the counter remedies
  • Storage
  • Disposal of unwanted medication
  • Confidentiality and consent for children and young people
  • Medicines administration records

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 Care Home and Domiciliary Care Staff 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

This course 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.

Ways to study

The Medication Training for Care Home and Domiciliary Care Staff course is delivered as an online (via Zoom or Teams) course or as a face-to-face session.

Medication Training for Care Home and Domiciliary Care Staff

£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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