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Medicines Assessor Training

Course Overview

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) requires care providers to have a formal system to assess staff competence to administer medication. This course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and materials to assess staff competence to administer medicines. You will practice assessing people administering various different dosage forms, using direct observation against a set of structured competence assessment checklists.

Aimed at

Care staff and nurses who assess staff competence to administer medication


One year (in line with CQC/NICE recommendations)

Course mapping

NICE – Management of Medicines in Care Homes, March 2014

NICE – Management of Medicines in Community Settings, March 2017

Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014: Regulation 12

Accredited with

Skills for care

Course content (click to expand)

  • Describe the legal/best practice requirements for assessing staff competence
  • Tailor the direct observation checklist to your own organisation
  • Observe someone administering the following dosage forms and state if they are competent or not:
  • Solid oral medicines (tablets, capsules etc.)
  • Oral liquids
  • Topical medicines (creams, ointments etc.)
  • Inhalers
  • Eye drops

Available as

Blended Online Training

An online course with two virtual webinars

From £160 to £250 per person


Workshop for up to 12 people