Safe Administration of Medicines

We are delighted to be in the position of being able to offer you the world's most comprehensive online medication administration training - more comprehensive than most non-online alternatives!

Satisfying current standards, this course will help you get medication administration right, first time, every time.

Put across logically, in bite size pieces, people understand it, learn from it and can put best medication practices into daily use.

Whether for induction, vocational, refresher or management training, this is medication administration training you will want to use time after time. You can start the course right now.

For more information about the Care Certificate click here.

Plus, every trainee receives a FREE training certificate on completion of the course.


SCTV is the only online care training provider to be accredited by the BAC as well as CPD, assuring you of best quality training and service.


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This preview is a short sample of the actual course content.

As a guide, this course should take between 90 to 100 minutes. Remember, of course, different people learn at different rates for various reasons.

Printable PDF Syllabus

The syllabus includes, for example:

  • Taking responsibility
  • Uses of medication
  • Taking medication
  • Types of drugs
  • Non-prescription medication
  • Medication register
  • Contraindications
  • Tolerance
  • Dependence
  • Consent
  • Authorised persons
  • Medication record entries
  • Reading prescriptions
  • Medication changes
  • Labels, correct vs faults
  • Medication receipt
  • Medication storage
  • Correct administration practices
  • Advance preparation
  • Infection control
  • Medication trolleys 
  • Interruptions and distractions, managing them 
  • Medication administration records
  • Observation
  • Finishing medication correctly
  • Do and don't instructions
  • Crushing
  • Covert medication
  • Dosage errors
  • Disposal of medicines
  • Specialised techniques
  • Controlled drugs
  • Self medication
  • Compliance aids
  • Monitored dosage systems (MDS)
  • Home care issues
  • Preventing and managing medication errors


Contributes to Care Certificate Standard 13