Safe Handling of Medicines Foundation Certification

3 Hour Online CPD Accredited Course With Tutor Support.

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£69 inc VAT
Or £23.00/mo. for 3 months... Read more
Study method
Online, self-paced
3 hours
No formal qualification
3 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Learning how to handle, administer and store medication safely is important for everyone, especially those employed in the healthcare field. This valuable skill ensures that you and your patients remain safe and as healthy as possible. These guidelines also help organisations and agencies develop their own policies on the subject, giving them a chance to increase security and safety in their own facilities. These policies reduce the likelihood of errors and mistakes happening at all levels, as they are built on a system of double checks and verification.


3 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service


This course provides you with a comprehensive introduction to the safe handling of medicines. It begins by giving you an overview of the classifications of medicines according to UK law and provides you with several important terms and definitions. It also talks about the relevant legalisation and guidelines you should be aware of, along with the seven rights of medication administration. Policies for record keeping and the roles of various individuals involved are also discussed. Finally, the course gives you proper storage and dispensing produces, along with a discussion of the routes of entry and levels of support your patients may require.

You Will Learn:-

  • The legal classification of medications in the UK
  • Important terms and definitions
  • The rules and regulations involved in medicine handling and storage
  • The seven rights of medicine administration
  • Proper procedures for storing and dispensing medicine
  • The levels of support patients may require and the various routes of entry

Benefits of Taking This Course

  • Learning the key terms involved in medicine administration
  • Gaining insight into the legislative requirements and government-issued guidelines
  • Understanding the role of individuals in medicine administration
  • Learning the seven rights of dispensing medication
  • Learning the proper storing and dispensing methods


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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as ABC Awards and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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