Administration of Medication in Schools

Schools and early years settings must have a policy and procedures in place for the administration of medication to children and young people. This course contains statutory and non-statutory guidance on the operation of such a system and the responsibilities of staff and parents.

Course description

The purpose of this course is to help you understand:

  • The laws that apply to the administration of medication
  • The principles for safe practice in administering medication
  • The training requirements for schools, including how to administer prescribed medicine and awareness training for relevant medical conditions
  • The requirements for record keeping, including consent forms and records of all medicines administered to individual children
  • Planning for activities outside of school, such as school trips and residential visits
  • The policies and procedures schools should have in place

What are my buying options?

Buy as a standalone course

This course costs £20.49 excl. VAT and you can buy online today.


Buy as part of a training package

This course is included as part of EduCare for Education®, our bestselling training course package which combines a wide range of courses such as Child Protection, Online Safety and The Prevent Duty into one cost-effective bundle.

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With EduCare you can:

  • Fulfil your legal duty of care in the key areas the law and inspection requires
  • Provide robust evidence of staff training
  • Access powerful management reports so you know who has completed the training
  • Allow ALL staff to complete essential duty of care training
  • Access additional resources to extend subject knowledge
  • Keep up-to-date with legislation changes
  • Download personalised certificates
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Key features and benefits

Price £20.49 excl. VAT

Max. Duration 2 Hours

Target Audience Education

  • One module with a multiple-choice questionnaire
  • Two CPD credits
  • Optional narration of the course modules and questionnaires for accessibility
  • Personalised downloadable certificate
  • 70% pass mark
  • Printable modules for future reference
  • Course id: 175

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