Pembrokeshire College, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ


Administration of Medication

Administration of Medication

Administer Medication Course

Certificate of Attendance

Working in a social care setting often involves administering and monitoring medication to those under your care. With this short course understand the legislation policies and procedures to be able to safely administer medication whilst also gaining knowledge surrounding the most common types of medication and its use.



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Is this course right for me?

This course will cover safe practice in the administration of medication in social care.

This short (approx two hours) online course normally runs on a Wednesday morning.

  • No formal entry requirements
  • You will be expected to be in relevant job role
  • Learners must be at least 16 years old

Topics to be covered include:

  • Current legislation, guidelines, policies and protocols​
  • Classification of drugs​
  • Types of medication and their potential side effects​
  • Different routes of medication administration​
  • Administering medication​
  • Medication administration records​
  • How to report immediate problems with administration of medication​
  • The correct disposal of medication

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Online examination

Following completion of this course you might want to try another one of our work-based courses.

  • You will need to provide your own device/laptop for parts of this course, click here to find out more

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

  • No additional costs
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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