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Medication Awareness and Administration (Workbook)

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An understanding of the theory that underpins good ‘Medication Administration’ technique is key for all care workers (Healthcare Support Workers (HCSW) and Adult Social Care Workers (ASCW) who may be required to deal with medication. This course represents a key induction requirement, and an ideal complement to the ‘Care Certificate’.



Support Workers who are new to the field of Health and Social Care
Support Workers who are undertaking QCF Diplomas in Health and Social Care


For candidates to be aware of their responsibilities relating to medication
To assist candidates in being ready to support service-users with their medication


By the end of the course candidates will be able to:

  • Describe relevant legislation and policies relating to medication
  • Describe common types of mediation and their uses
  • Outline techniques for administering medication
  • Prepare for administering medication


The course is divided into the following units:

  • Introduction to Medication
  • Legislation and Policy
  • Medications and their Uses
  • Preparing for Assisting with Medication
  • Administering Medication
  • Assessment


Candidates’ knowledge is assessed using a multiple-choice test, which is designed to ensure that the course text must be read and absorbed. Any written material resulting from the activities can be shown to the candidates’ QCF assessor to help them meet the knowledge specifications of the relevant unit


The course is mapped to meet all of the knowledge specifications of the following QCF Units:

QCF Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2 – Unit 4222-616

QCF Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 3 – Unit 4222-616

N.B. This course provides candidates with the theory and background information required to work with medications. It does not provide workplace instruction and assessment, which will need to be carried out by a senior staff member in the workplace before the worker can be judged competent to assist with medication


1-4 workbooks 5-10 workbooks 11-20 workbooks 20 + workbooks
 £10.99 each  £8.99 each  £7.99 each  Price on application


Each Care Certificate Standard Workbook contains all the underpinning knowledge required to meet the learning outcomes specified by ‘Skills for Care’ and will help you meet the knowledge requirements of the QCF Diplomas in Health and Social Care. We also offer 3 Additional Units: Food Safety, Moving & Positioning (Theory) and Medication Awareness (Theory) to complete the suite of courses. Please note an Assessment Disc for each workbook, which contains the learner assessments, assessor feedback and workplace assessments, is available separately. 

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