Course Description

Introduction to Safe Handling of Medicines

Introduction to Safe Handling of Medicines is a course run by 1 Training, Dublin. For more information about Introduction to Safe Handling of Medicines at 1 Training, please review the details below.

Introduction to Safe Handling of Medicines


Do you know how to handle and store medication safely? Introduction to Safe Handling of Medicines will teach you how to safely handle medicines. If you work or aspire to work in the medical or healthcare fields, it is imperative you know how to handle medicines safely and according to the protocols and guidelines. Equipping yourself with the valuable skills of handling medicines safely will ensure mistakes and errors are minimised and your patients are supported well. The course is comprehensive and will focus on legislation and regulations, record keeping, understanding dispensing procedures, learning about storage and the level of support required by patients. It is good to keep note that different patients require different levels of assistance.

The Introduction to Safe Handling of Medicines contains a wealth of information and practical guidance of information related to safe handling of medicines. From different groups of medicine, infection control and the roles of people involved, there is so much to learn through this course. This course will equip you with the right skills on how to handle and administer medication safely. This is a CPD certified course which demonstrates to potential employers that you are continually developing yourself, and will make you a desirable candidate in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.

Why You Should Consider Taking this Course at 1Training?

1Training is a leading online provider for several accrediting bodies, and provides learners the opportunity to take this exclusive course awarded by CPD. At 1Training, we give our fullest attention to our learners’ needs and ensure they have the necessary information required to proceed with the Course. Learners who register will be given excellent support, discounts for future purchases and be eligible for a TOTUM Discount card and Student ID card with amazing offers and access to retail stores, the library, cinemas, gym memberships and their favourite restaurants.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore the key terminology when handling medicines
  • Understand legal classification of medications in the UK
  • Learn in detail the roles of people involved in handling medicines
  • Learn to provide support to patients
  • Learn about label interpretation and record keeping

Course Curriculum
1: Introduction to the course
2: Terminology explained
3: The roles of those involved, legislation and licensing
4: Groups of medicines
5: Levels of support and routes of entry
6: Infection Control and equipment for dispensing
7: Label interpretation, record keeping and The Seven Rights

This course is recommended for,

  • Individuals in the healthcare field
  • Anyone interested in improving their understanding of safe handling of medicines

Method of Assessment 

In order to qualify in the course ‘Introduction to Safe Handling of Medicines’ successfully, learners will take an online test. This online test is marked automatically, so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.

Pass Mark: 70%


Upon the successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the ‘Introduction to Safe Handling of Medicines’ Certificate

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lessons at any time.

Awarding Body

CPD is a leading awarding body in the United Kingdom that meets an excellent standard of high quality education. CPD is committed towards the enhancement of proficiency and personal skills in order to develop learners’ skills and abilities. CPD ensures that both practical and academic qualifications assist individuals to re-skill or up-skill and maintain a competitive advantage in their chosen industry.

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Training Provider1 Training
Course LocationDublin
Course Fee19
Entry Requirements• Learners should be over the age of 16, and have a basic understanding of English, ICT and numeracy. • A sound educational background is recommended
Carear PathThe Certificate in Introduction to Safe Handling of Medicines will improve your candidature for current or future roles in the healthcare sector. You can use this qualification to study more courses from the Health & Safety Suite that would make for great follow ups that complement this course, and if you want to gain knowledge as a valuable addition to list as a skillset on your resume. This is a knowledge-based qualification that will support the safe handling of medication.
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