Managing Medicines on School premises

Managing Medicines on the School Premises                                                                1 day


client-small3This one day (6 hour) course covers relevant information needed to manage and administer medicines on a school premises. The course covers the standards for medicines management in school and early years settings, responsibilities for those administering medicines to children under 16 years old, record keeping, most common medical conditions in a school environment, and gives an overview of “Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions guidance” issued by the Department of Education (UK) in September 2014, which replace previous guidance on Managing Medicines in Schools and Early Years Settings published on March 2005.

This course does not replace administration requirements as specified in a pupil’s individual health care plans, written by the child’s doctor/practitioner.

What will you learn on this course?


  • Managing Medicines on School premises.
  • Legal responsibilities
  • Medicines policies
  • Prescribed medicines
  • Controlled drugs
  • Non prescription medicines
  • Individual Health care plans
  • Administering medicines
  • Self management
  • Refusal of medicines
  • Record keeping
  • Insurance
  • Safe storage and disposal of medicines
  • Emergency medicines and procedures
  • Most common medical Conditions in the School environment: Asthma, Diabetes, Epilepsy.

What is? Symptoms.


Incident management.

Who should attend this course?
  • Persons wishing to administer medicines to children on the school premises.
  • Anyone working with children that wish to have the knowledge and skills to support pupils at school with medical conditions.
 What are the purposes of this course?
  • To help schools meet the standard for administering medication inline with Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions guidance.
  • To understand the processes involved with medication management in schools.
  • To reduce the likelihood of error associated with mismanagement of medicines.
  • To understand the management of the most common medical conditions in the school environment: Asthma, Diabetes and Epilepsy.
What type of assessment does this course use?

Our assessment methods for this course may include:

  • Practical Demonstration.
  • Group Discussion.
  • Case study.
  • Observation of learner’s skills.
  • Question and Answer sessions.
How long does this course take?

This course is delivered as a One-Day programme (6 hour) and the qualification lasts for a period of 3 years. Note: It is recommended that learners refresh their knowledge annually.

Where you can take the course?

In-house training:  This course is delivered anywhere in the UK at your premises.

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Private Course:  We can organise and deliver your course at the location that suits you.

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Open Courses: We offer scheduled Managing medicines on school premises in different locations.  Book your place in our Open courses