Click below to login into your e-learning

An Advertising Banner

Course Content

Medication Awareness

Course Overview

Click Here to see a demo of this course

Click Here buy this course

On average this
course contributes
2-3 hours
towards your CPD

This course aims to provide learners with the knowledge required to support the use of medication in health and social care settings. It provides information on the different types, classifications and forms of medication, as well as providing guidance on safe storage and disposal.

On completion, learners will have an increased understanding of the importance of accurate recording and reporting when administering medication.

On completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Describe relevant legislation
  • Recognise the different types of medication
  • Define roles and responsibilities
  • Describe relevant techniques for administering medication
  • List considerations when receiving, storing and disposing of medication
  • Identify the rights of an individual
  • Describe suitable recording and reporting techniques relevant to medication administration

The content of this course has been mapped to the underpinning knowledge within the following unit on the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF):

Support use of medication in social care settings

This unit is part of the following qualifications:
Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce
Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce
Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for Wales and Northern Ireland

For more information about this or any of our other courses mapped to the QCF please contact us on the details provided below.

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Introduction
  • The Legislative Framework for the Use of Medication in a Social Care Setting
  • Common Types of Medication and Their Use
  • Roles and Responsibilities in the Use of Medication in a Social Care Setting
  • Techniques for Administering Medication
  • Receive, Store and Dispose of Medication Safely
  • Promote the Rights of the Individual when Managing Medication

Target Audience

This module is targeted primarily at those working within the health and social care sector who are involved in the administration of medication.


It is estimated that this module will take approximately 2-3 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.


On completion of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

What our customers have said

Recap of the medication I now have a better update and it will help me in my work
13/07/2016 LC
I like that it reminded you of important information from the start of the course.
29/06/2016 RH
It was very informative about all aspects of legislaton and safe handing and administrating medication.
12/04/2016 LN
How every topic was broken down to understand better . practice tests were good at the end of each topic to test you on what you have just learnt.
13/03/2016 FB
Very useful information for the use of providing medication to our clients
02/03/2016 DT
It was very easy to navigate around and very informative good course
19/01/2016 JT
I liked the easy to read format and there is no time limit to reading the information
AF 17/08/2015
Course module was easily obtainable, excellent information very pleased with the overall content
DD 21/07/2015
Easy to follow clear instructions, and animations made you interact with the presentation (e.g. click to open the book, pressing more info button
KL 21/06/2015div>
It will assist our staff to undertake the module in house within a decent amount of time rather than undertake 4 months of distance learning to achieve the same outcome
NM 15/06/2015
It was a very easy system to understand and the modules were informative without being complicated or to in-depth
HE 05/06/2015

Cost and Discounts

£30 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943-605976.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

Alternatively; if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly ?


This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 2-3 hours.

Buy It Now

Click Here buy this course

If you would like to buy this course now please enter details of the learner to be enrolled on the course.

When you click "Submit" you will be transferred to our secure payment system (provided by WorldPay) where you will be able to enter your credit or debit card details.

Start Your Training Today

Once the payment has been accepted you will immediately be allocated an account in our Training Management System, and you will be able start your training right away.

Buy it Now

Online Payment Form

* indicates a mandatory field.
First name *
Last name *
e-mail address *
confirm e-mail address *
Address (line 1) *
Address (line 2)
Town *
County *
Postcode *
Phone *
Offer Code (if any)
Where did you hear about our course?
Tick this box if you are happy to receive news and offers from Virtual College

UKVC, Marsel House, Ilkley, LS29 8DD

© Virtual College 2008 - 2017 All Rights Have Been reserved | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Accessibility | Affiliates

Content Running...