EduCare launches new Administration of Medication training course
At some point in their education, many children will have a short or long-term medical condition that will require them to take regular medication.
All children should be able to attend school regularly. Neither their medical condition or the medicine they need to take should act as a barrier to their learning. They should be able to play a full and active role in school life.
It is essential that schools have a policy and procedures in place for the administration of medication that staff can easily access. An effective system will allow the child to attend school safely, parents will feel supported and staff will feel confident in their role.
To help schools prepare, EduCare has launched this new course which looks at the principles for safe practice in administering medication in education and has been welcomed by the School and Public Health Nurses Association (
Administration of Medication in Schools - online training course
Administration of Medication in Schools online training course
The purpose of the course is to help learners understand:
- the law
- principles of safe practice in administering medication
- responsibilities of schools in relation to emergency medication
- requirements for record keeping
- training requirements for schools
- planning for activities outside of school.
It contains statutory and non-statutory guidance from ‘Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions’.
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"The School and Public Health Nurses Association; SAPHNA, welcome this much needed on-line training course to support those working with children and young people with their medication needs whilst in education. This will promote safer practice for all."
The course is available to buy online for £18.50 or is included within EduCare for Education, EduCare's comprehensive safeguarding and duty of care e-learning service which contains a package of 30 essential courses and a robust reporting suite to evidence compliance.
The courses and reports will help to demonstrate compliance, keep everyone up-to-date and help keep children, young people and all staff safe.
EduCare for Education is available on an unlimited basis and is priced based on the size of a school - rather than on a per-learner basis. Get in touch to request a quote or to find out more
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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.Read more