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Introduction to the Safe Handling of Medication

Medication dosette box This is a short, half-day course designed for learners who are new to the health and social care sector and are working within strict limitations regarding their role and responsibility towards the handling and administration of medications.

This course can be used as a springboard for accessing the Level 2 Certificate in the Understanding the Safe Handling of Medications.



Public Course Dates

Below are listed our forthcoming courses. Book your place now and pay online using the Book-Now-Small button:


QA Introduction to the Safe Handling & Administration of Medication

Course Date (s) Times Venue Cost  
Introduction to the Safe Handling & Administration of Medication Dates to be advised £60.00 per person


Course Content:

• Medication and its risks
• Medication Storage
• Legislation
• Classification of medication
• Administration routes
• Accountability

Course Duration:

A half-day course of at approximately 4 hours in duration

Assessment is by a 15 question multiple choice question paper (pass mark 12)

Instructor / Learner Ratio:

min: 1:6 max: 1:15

Awarding Body / Certification:

Qualsafe Awards Certificate of Achievement

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Course Requirements / Notes:

The are no pre-requisites required to attend this course

Course Delivery and Lead Times:

Cognet are specialists in delivering on-site training throughout England and Wales.

As a general rule-of-thumb we would ask for at least four weeks lead time, however we have a very customer-focused philosophy and will always try our utmost to meet your more pressing requirements.

We also run public courses for a range of our courses predominantly at venues in the West Midlands. Our current schedule of courses can be seem on our Public Courses page. If you cannot find the course you are looking for please contact us as we may be able to help you directly or by putting you in touch with another company who can.


Further Information

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Suggested Progression: