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Medication in Social Care Settings Level 3


Price is per online user of this course. Applicable EU VAT is added.

This Medication in Social Care Settings, Level 3 course, from the Health and Social Care Level 2 and 3 suite of online courses, is mapped to UK National Occupational Standards F/601/4056 and Y/501/0598.

See below for further information.

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The course is completed via a five-stage learning process:


i-Practice is a unique tool that simulates real world vocational activities in a virtual environment, bridging the gap between traditional textbook and workshop learning, enabling the development of practical skills.  It consists of two elements:

i-Practice (Training):  This guides you through a virtual activity with full instruction allowing you to acquire the necessary skills though the repetition of tasks.

i-Practice (Assessment):  This allows you to test your comprehension of the content.  You undertake the same activity as before but without instruction.  This enables you to apply what you have learnt, test your ability and set a benchmark to improve upon – ultimately working towards being job ready.


i-Ask provides core knowledge delivered through visuals, text and audio


iCheck reinforces your comprehension with informal testing and clear results – helping you identify strong and weak areas of understanding

i-Test This is formal testing which summarises your results

Course Objectives

On completion of this topic you will be able to:

Understand the legislative framework for the use of medication in social care settings
You can:

  • Identify legislation that governs the use of medication in social care settings
  • Outline the legal classification system for medication
  • Explain how and why policies and procedures or agreed ways of working must reflect and incorporate legislative requirements

Know about common types of medication and their use
You can:

  • Identify common types of medication
  • List conditions for which each type of medication may be prescribed
  • Describe changes to an individual’s physical or mental wellbeing that may indicate an adverse reaction to a medication

Understand roles and responsibilities in the use of medication in social care settings
You can:

  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of those involved in prescribing, dispensing and supporting use of medication
  • Explain where responsibilities lie in relation to use of ‘over the counter’ remedies and supplements

Understand techniques for administering medication
You can:

  • Describe the routes by which medication can be administered
  • Describe different forms in which medication may be presented
  • Describe materials and equipment that can assist in administering medication

Be able to receive, store and dispose of medication supplies safely
You can:

  • Demonstrate how to receive supplies of medication in line with agreed ways of working
  • Demonstrate how to store medication safely
  • Demonstrate how to dispose of unused or unwanted medication safely

Know how to promote the rights of the individual when managing medication
You can:

  • Explain the importance of the following principles in the use of:  medication, consent, self-medication or active participation dignity and privacy confidentiality
  • Explain how risk assessment can be used to promote an individual’s independence in managing medication
  • Describe how ethical issues that may arise over the use of medication can be addressed

Be able to support use of medication
You can:

  • Demonstrate how to access information about an individual’s medication
  • Demonstrate how to support an individual to use medication in ways that promote hygiene, safety, dignity and active participation
  • Demonstrate strategies to ensure that medication is used or administered correctly
  • Demonstrate how to address any practical difficulties that may arise when medication is used
  • Demonstrate how and when to access further information or support about the use of medication

Be able to record and report on use of medication
You can:

  • Demonstrate how to record use of medication and any changes in an individual associated with it
  • Demonstrate how to report on use of medication and problems associated with medication, in line with agreed ways of working

Course Content

Medication Legislation

i-Ask: Medication Legislation
i-Ask: Medicines Acts, Regulations and Guidance
i-Ask: Legal Classification, Safe Handling
i-Ask: Mental Capacity and Confidentiality
i-Check: Medication Legislation
i-Check: Medicines Acts, Regulations and Guidance
i-Test: Medication Legislation

Medication Types and their Use

i-Ask: Medication Categories, Information Sources and Problems
i-Ask: Common Conditions and Monitoring Effects
i-Ask: Non-conventional Medicines and Therapies
i-Check: Medication Types and Their Use
i-Check: Managing Adverse Reactions
i-Test: Medication Types and Their Use

Administration of Medication

i-Ask: The Prescription
i-Ask: Prescribers and Pharmacists
i-Ask: Forms of Medication and How to Administer Them
i-Check: Administering Medication
i-Test: Administering Medication

Receiving, Storing and Disposing of Medication Supplies Safely

i-Ask: Ordering, Receiving and Recording Medication Supplies
i-Ask: The Prescription
i-Ask: Prescribers and Pharmacists
i-Ask: Forms of Medication and How to Administer Them
i-Check: Administering Medication
i-Test: Administering Medication

Promoting and Supporting the Individual’s Rights in Managing Medication

i-Ask: Self-Medication and Active Participation
i-Ask: Sources of Information on Medication
i-Ask: Hygiene, Health & Safety and Pitfalls
i-Ask: Medication: Further Support
i-Check: Managing Medication
i-Test: Supporting Individual’s Medication Rights

Practice Administrating Medicine

i-Practice: Administering Medication (in a Residential Social Care Setting)
i-Practice: Administering Medication (in a Residential Social Care Setting) (assessment)

Course Duration

5.25 learning hours.

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Payment Options

The most straight forward method of payment is to select the number of users you require and add the product to your shopping cart by selecting Add to Cart. You will then be able to make payment using most credit and debit cards or a Paypal account. If you would like to pay by BACs transfer or by invoice please contact a customer advisor on 0844 854 9218 or email enquiries@elearningmarketplace.co.uk.

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