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Level 2 Award in Principles of Safe Administration of Medication in Health and Social Care (RQF)

What our learners say….

Group discussions were a good way for all to involved. Paul kept course content to the point and interesting.

I have enjoyed this course as it relates to my work role, the tutor made it informative and interesting – the tutor, Paul, was excellent.

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QNUK Level 2 Award in Principles of Safe Administration of Medication in Health and Social Care (RQF) course has been designed to provide learners who are new in the health and social care sector and require the underpinning knowledge to address the Skills for Care Common Induction Standards as well as support learners with their professional development. Our medication training course will help them to understand their roles and responsibilities in the Workplace.

A one day medication training course designed for the learners to be able to recognise the necessity for correct management of all medicines within the workplace. They will be expected to utilise their current background knowledge and experience in this area – be it within their own workplace or the home environment.

This course has been mapped to the common induction standards (CIS) and the Health and Social Care (HSC) National Occupational Standards (NOS) in Assist in the Administration of Medication (level 2)

Our medication training course is designed to enable the learner to safely administer medication to those individuals in their caring environment. It is aimed at those staff that have no formal nursing experience or registration. E.g., all staff working in health and social care, early years childcare professionals, teaching and support staff

Course materials will include such items as medication pots, spoons, syringes, blister packs, MAR sheets etc.

Public Course Dates


Level 2 Principles of Safe Administration of Medication Courses

Course Date (s) Times Venue Cost  
Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling of Medication Please contact us for dates and a venue near you

Course Content:

  • Principles of care
  • Legal framework
  • Responsibility, accountability and confidentiality
  • Consent
  • Self-medication and assisted medication
  • Safe handling
  • The seven “RIGHTS”
  • Medication Administration Record Sheets (MARS) and transcribing
  • Generic Vs Brand
  • Teamwork
  • Information sharing
  • Issues and problems


Course Duration:

This course is 6 hours in duration, usually deliver over one day.

Assessment is by Multiple-choice Questionnaire and optional Workplace-based workbook and competencies.

This course can be tailored to client needs and extended where necessary.

Instructor / Learner Ratio:

min: 1:6 max: 1:15

Awarding Body / Certification:

QNUK Certificate of Achievement valid for 3 Years (RCF)


Course Requirements / Notes:

Learners will need to bring photo ID with them (Driving licence, passport, Work ID etc.)


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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