Safer Handling Of Medication

Course Description

Safe handling of medication is of the utmost importance in all health and social care environments and is governed by extremely strict governmental regulations. Anyone working in a position where medication is either passed to patients or in any way handled could benefit from the teachings of this Guardian Angels Training Safer Handling of Medication course.

A simple yet effective medication administration training course; the syllabus covers the most important rules, regulations and effective working practices for those working with medication on a day to day basis.


1 to 3 days


  • Principles
  • Legal framework
  • Responsibility, accountability and confidentiality
  • Self-medication and assisted medication
  • Safer handling and administration
  • The “RIGHTS” to safe administration
  • Teamwork
  • Information sharing
  • Issues and problems
  • Summary and evaluation

We modify and adapt the course’s content in accordance with the specific industry area in which the delegate or delegate group is currently working.

Assessment & Certification

This course can be externally accredited and successful delegates can be awarded with the following optional qualifications depending upon your training requirements:

  • Level 2 Certificate - Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines (RQF (QCF))
  • Level 3 Unit - Administer Medication to individuals and monitor the effects (RQF (QCF))
  • Level 3 Unit - Support use of medication in social care settings (RQF (QCF))