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Online Foundation Course in Medicines Administration – Personal Assistants

Course overview

This version of our Foundation Practical Workshop is specific for personal assistants. It provides the skills and knowledge to administer medicines in line with national best practice. It also comes with a selection of forms that you can download and use to manage medicines, such as: medicines charts, a medicines support assessment, a when required protocol, confirmation of advice to administer a non-prescribed medicine form, and a medicines disposal form.

Aimed at

Personal assistants who provide medicines support to people in their own homes.



Online: Approx 2-3 hours

Course mapping

  • HSC Unit 3047: Support the use of medication in social care settings
  • ASM Unit 34: Administer medication to individuals and monitor the effects
  • NOS CHS 3: Administer medication to individuals
  • Care certificate standard 13: Health and safety
  • Managing medicines for adults receiving care in the community. NICE guidelines, 2017

Course content (click to expand)

  • Establishing if the person needs any support with their medicines
  • What medicines paperwork is required
  • When is a medicines chart required?
  • Recording medicines that the person self medicates with
  • Building an accurate list of the person’s medicines
  • Checking medicines that you receive
  • Breakdown of a pharmacy label
  • Cautionary and advisory labels
  • Expiry/period after opening dates
  • Non-prescribed medicines and drug interactions
  • Information about medicines and side effects
  • Consent
  • When medicines are declined
  • Medicines disposal
  • Safe storage of medicines
  • Administering tablets and capsules
  • Administering oral liquids
  • Administering topicals (medicines applied to the skin)
  • Administering inhalers
  • Administering eye drops

Online Foundation Course in Medicines Administration – Personal Assistants


Per personPrice (excluding VAT)
2 to 9£40.00
10 to 24£37.50
25 to 49£35.00
50 to 74£32.50
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