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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 dosage forms, using direct observation against a set of structured competence assessment checklists. This course is delivered via Zoom. The course has a 4-month completion window. Learners who do not complete the course within this timeframe will be automatically unenrolled.

Course dates

Blended Online Training Dates;

(This course consists of two webinars days. You must attend both days to complete the course

2024 Dates (10am – 12pm)
7th and 14th May 2024 – SOLD OUT
13th and 20th May 2024 – SOLD OUT
22nd and 29th May 2024 – SOLD OUT
23rd and 28th May 2024 – New dates released
5th and 12th June 2024 – SOLD OUT
13th and 20th June 2024
9th and 16th July 2024
18th and 25th July 2024
8th and 15th August 2024
20th and 22nd August 2024
11th and 16th September 2024
19th and 26th September 2024

Aimed at

Care staff and nurses who assess staff competence to administer medication


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

Course content

See below (click to expand). Call us if you wish to discuss tailoring content to you.

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.) from original packs
  • Solid oral medicines (tablets, capsules etc.) from monitored dosage (blister) packs – optional additional content if needed
  • Oral liquids
  • Topical medicines (creams, ointments etc.)
  • Inhalers
  • Eye drops

Available as

Virtual Online Training

An online course followed by

Two virtual Zoom webinars followed by

A final online assessment

From £200 to £250 per person


A two-day course face-to-face course

Day 1: Foundation in Medicines Administration

Day 2: Assessors workshop

£2395 (two day course)

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Blended training

An online course followed by

A face-to-face one-day assessors workshop

A final online assessment

£1995 (up to 16 learners)