Medication Awareness in Care & Education


 This course in Medication Awareness in Care & Education is designed to offer practical guidance on how to administer medication to care patients, the associated risks, and the legal responsibilities of care providers. It will teach you to read pharmacy labels, correctly store and dispose of medication, and how to comply with UK legislation.

Targeted specifically at care workers, this CPD Accredited course provides the user with a printable certificate upon completion of the end-of-training test.

Learning Outcomes

In this course you will learn:

  • How to read pharmacists labels and patient care plans to understand how to administer the correct dosage for the applicable illness or problem.
  • How to store and dispose of medication.
  • The risks associated with administering medication, specifically incorrect and toxic dosage.
  • The associated legislation for the supply and administration of medication.

Course Contents

This course consists of three sections:

Section 1: policies and the law

Section 1 of this course details legislation surrounding medication and how it should be administered, as well as what you can expect from a care home’s medication policy. Focusing on the idea of person-centred care, it also discusses the importance of a patient’s individual care plan and how to read it.

Section 2: medication.

The second section of this course explains all the information you need about medication, including the different types you might encounter, dosage, and examples that show you how to read a pharmacy label. Finally, it demonstrates how to safely store and dispose of medication.

Section 3: administering medication

Section 3 provides techniques for processes of administering medication, including legal requirements. Included in this section are practices for monitoring people who manage their own medication, how to provide medication covertly, and how to use emergency medication.

About the Course


The Medication Awareness Training course is designed to provide practical guidance for carers to safely administer medication in accordance with UK law. It explains the process of medication management from the assessment of a patient’s individual care plan to the ways different types of medication may be supplied and how to store or dispose of it when not in use.

The course includes details of all relevant legislation and techniques for ensuring compliance, in addition to offering understanding of what medications are, the doses given, and how to read pharmacy labels, to promote accurate, person-centred care. 

Available in 31 languages, the course takes around 30 minutes to complete.


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