Medication Administration

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Medication Administration

You’ll almost certainly have to handle or administer medication if you work in the health and social care sector. To protect the safety of yourself, colleagues, and the service users, this must be completed appropriately and according to the companies medication policies and procedures. Before handling or administering medication, it’s critical that you have the appropriate knowledge since medication mistakes can be life-threatening.

In this medication administration online course, you will learn the fundamental skills and processes you need, as well as the most important medication regulations. It also describes your duties in regard to your position and the various medications and their administration.


After completing this course, you will:

  • Recognise the rules, regulations, and practises surrounding the administration of medication.
  • Be able to recognise various medication types and their uses.
  • Know the steps involved in administering medications.
  • Understand how to prepare to administer medicine.
  • Possess the ability to safely administer and oversee medication
  • Know how to administer some medications, including liquids, patches, creams, inhalers, and eye drops.
  • Created by professionals in medication administration 
  • CPD accredited
  • No time restrictions, the training is entirely online.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Instant digital certificate.

Medication Administration Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the legal framework
  • The roles and responsibilities of the designated persons
  • Understand the different categories of drugs and how they work
  • Understand how to administer drugs safely and keep records
  • Understand how to deal with drug errors
  • Understand the legal requirements on storage and disposal of drugs

Why choose Coral & Reed courses?

  • Skills for Care aligned
  • Affordable to suit your budget
  • High quality and value for money
  • Based on best practice knowledge to gain the highest standards
  • Highly interactive.


Upon the successful completion of our online medication administration course, you will undertake a 20 question quiz  with a pass mark of 80%. The questions are automatically marked and you will be automatically certificated. If you don’t pass, you can retake the assessment as many times as desired until you pass.


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The CPD Group has recognised all of our courses as adhering to generally recognised standards for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

When the course is successfully completed, a quality assured certificate will be issued to you. This can be utilised as proof of conformity and audit.

The renewal term for this course is suggested to be 1 year based on industry best practise guidelines. This suggested renewal date will be printed on your certificate.

Course content

Your role and responsibilities as the designated person, other roles and responsibilities, sharing of information, and confidentiality.

  • The Medicines Act 1998
  • The Misuse of Drug Act 1971
  • The Misuse of Drug Act (Safe custody) 1973
  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Act 2002 (COSHH)
  • Data Protection Act 1998
  • Reporting of Injuries Disease Dangerous Occurrences (RIDDOR)

Control drug administration, ordering receiving, storage and administration

Different types of medication

Support and consent, covert administration, self-administration, the 10 Rights of administration, routes of administration, requirements of drug labels and medical medication administration aids, medication administration record (MAR) sheets, practical aspects of medication administration, medication errors, time-sensitive medications, missed doses and overdose, contraindication, side-effects, and adverse drug reaction reporting.

Ordering, receiving, storage, stock check, and disposal of unwanted medication.

Objectives of the course

How do our courses work?​

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1.  Purchase and payment

Add the course of your choice into the basket. After adding all the courses you require, proceed to our easy checkout procedure to make a payment with a debit or credit card.

There is also the option to pay by invoice for businesses booking ten or more courses.

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2. Course access

After making your purchase, go to your email account, look for an email from Coral & Reed Ltd where you will find the information you need to begin your training (use your username and login using the password you created).

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3. Certificate

After successfully completed your course, you can immediately download your digital certificate as a PDF.

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4. Continued Support

If at any point during your course you require assistance, our helpful customer support staff is eager to assist you. Please feel free to contact us at or call us at 01753 463464, and we’ll try our best to address any queries you may have.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can start your course immediately after purchase.

All our courses will differ, according to the learning resource, but traditionally, previous learners have taken as little as 1 hour up to 3 hours. You have access to the courses once purchased for a period of 1 year.

Certificates are usually available immediately after completing the course. Click on the certificate button to download and save it somewhere easy to remember.  If the course was purchased for you by your employer, please contact them for a copy of your certificate.

Once a course is purchased, go to our website – and log in at the top by entering your user name and password. A list of courses should appear on the screen. Click on a course. On your desired course page, scroll down to course content and select the 1st module, Study the learning material, click mark complete and click lesson content to access your assessment or next lesson where lesson content is missing.

Yes, of course. Courses purchased can be completed on the phone, tablet or on a laptop.

You can either choose to purchase a single course, a number of courses or a pack of
courses. Individuals wishing to purchase single courses for themselves are advised to click
Start Course, Take this Course, select individual for a single learner, or Group for individuals
purchasing on behalf of their company, add to basket and proceed to checkout.

Once the purchase of the course is complete, please allow up to 10 minutes before checking your email for log in details. Where details have not been emailed automatically please do not hesitate to contact us.

You can also choose to undertake your course in a classroom setting, remotely from home
(Virtually) or do it online (E – Learning). Virtual and classroom courses can be booked in while online courses are purchased on

You can start your course immediately after purchase.

One (1) CPD point is normally earned for every hour of study. On the corresponding course page, you can find a schedule, outlining how long we estimated each course to last.

Yes. Even after finishing the course, you may log in using your username and password to access the training materials whenever you choose.

No, there isn’t a time limit on how soon you must finish the training after placing a purchase since we want our courses to fit your schedule. Additionally, you may divide your training into as many sessions as you choose because the programme tracks your success as you go along. You are totally free to study at your own speed.

Based on best practise recommendations, the majority of our training courses include a suggested date for renewal, which is 1 Year.  The certificate you receive after finishing the course will include this date.

Simply go to the course page for the training renewal and make another complete course purchase. You may be confident that you are buying the most recent edition because our courses are frequently updated to reflect changes in statutory requirements.

You can use a debit or credit card to pay for our courses.

Please get in touch with our team so they can handle this for you. Call us at 01753 463464 or send an email to

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