Introduction to Safe Handling of Medicines

£20 + VAT  –  Package Discounts available (+20 courses)

The Introduction to Safe Handling of Medicines Online Training Course aims to provide basic knowledge and understanding when managing medicines, and to ensure they are dispensed, stored and administered in a safe and secure manner.
The course will start by explaining the key terminology used when handling medicines. It then goes into detail about the roles of people involved, some of the different groups of medicines, providing different levels of support to patients, infection control, label interpretation and much more.

On successful completion of the course you will obtain a certificate. Your certificate will be available to download as soon as you have passed your course.

The Introduction to Safe Handling of Medicines course is accredited by the CPD Certification Service.

What you will learn on this course?


  • Introduction to safe Handling Medicines
  • The roles of those involved, legislation and licensing
  • Levels of support and routes of entry
  • Infection Control and equipment for dispensing
  • Label interpretation, record keeping and The Seven Rights
 Who should attend this course?
  • Anyone responsible for handling or administering medicines in care or education settings: school staff, care support workers, healthcare assistants, care assistants, social care workers, senior carers, care managers .
  • People wishing to develop knowledge and understanding to enable them to handle medicines safely and efficiently.
What are the purposes of this course?
  • Develop skills, knowledge and understanding of the different types of medication, and the requirements for safe handling, storage and disposal.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding regarding legislation for the handling and storing of medicines, label interpretation and the correct method of record keeping.
How long is this course?    

This course has an approximate duration of 1.5 – 2.5 hours depending on your review system and thinking time to answer the questions. The amount of video content shown is approx. 60 mins.

What type of assessment does this course use?

The course’s assessment method is multiple choice questions. You are able to review all your answers at the end of each module before final submission and you will have 3 chances per module. All modules must have a 70% score to achieve a pass.

What are the recommended System Requirements?
  • Operating System: Windows 7+ or Mac OSX (10.8+)
  • Browser: A modern and up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Additional Software: Flash Player (latest version)
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)

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