Administration of Medication for Schools & Colleges

Course Overview

This course is designed to ensure that any employee who may administer medication, do so with regard to safe practice and in accordance with The Department for Education & Skills / Department of Health Guidance.

Who needs this qualification?

This qualification is specifically targeted at employees working in schools and colleges in the public and private sectors. Unlike many of the courses offered by our competitors this course is specific to the Education Sector and highlights issues such as; the importance of documentation, consent, parental responsibilities, such as handing medication over to the appropriate member of staff and to administer medication themselves if possible.

Why is this training important?

Adequately trained staff will reduce the risk of litigation, as well as ensuring the health and safety of pupils/students, by acting in accordance with the guidelines set by The Department for Education & Skills and The Department of Health.

Learning outcomes 

  • Safe storage of medicines,
  • The rights of the individual,
  • Abbreviations used in medication,
  • Routes of  administering,
  • Errors in administering,
  • Legal requirements and compliancy aids.

The Course is 3 Hours duration and will be delivered at your own premises or at convenient off site training location.

Delegates will receive a Handout Pack and Course Outline for use on the day. Delegates will also receive a Certificate of Attendance within a week of the event. All courses are fully evaluated using our own documentation, but in-house evaluation methods can be used if preferred.

Please contact us today to enquire about this training course.


Useful Resources

Health and Safety Executive – School trips and outdoor learning activities(External link) - HSE statement tackling the health and safety myths.

Health and safety advice – LAs, headteachers, staff, governing bodies(PDF, 341 Kb)

Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions pdf. 

This document summarises the existing health and safety law relevant to schools and explains how it affects local authorities, governing bodies, headteachers and other school staff. It covers activities that take place on or off school premises, including school trips.

This advice document, Health and safety: advice for schools pdf replaces a number of guidance documents on health, safety and security in schools, including Health and Safety: Responsibilities and Powers (2001) and Health and Safety of Pupils on Educational Visits (HASPEV 1998).