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Diploma in Safe Handling of Medication

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Learn about the safe handling of medicine and develop valuable pharmaceutical skills with the Diploma in Safe Handling of Medication course.

Medicine should be handled with the utmost care, as human lives depend on it. Any misuse of medication may result in serious health complications and even death in some cases. The purpose of this course is to provide training on how to handle and dispose of medicine safely and professionally, to comply with UK medicine regulations. The course presents a general overview of the legislation and guidelines regarding the safe administration of medication. Principal legal aspects of handling medicines will also be covered in this course. 

Through this course, you will learn how to work in compliance with Health’s UK Core Skills Training Framework (CSTF) and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) recommendations for health and social care providers. You will understand the requirements for ordering, receiving, administering, storing and disposing of different types of medication. You will also explore the steps to obtaining and receiving supplies, and learn how drugs are administered and how problems occur. On successful completion, you will have a solid understanding of the procedures for obtaining, storing and disposing of medication safely and securely.


This course does not involve any MCQ test. Students need to answer assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Once the answers are submitted, the instructor will check and assess the work.


After completing and passing the course successfully, you will be able to obtain an Accredited Certificate of Achievement. Certificates can be obtained either in hard copy at a cost of £39 or in PDF format at a cost of £24.

Who is this Course for?

Diploma in Safe Handling of Medication is certified by CPD Qualifications Standards and CiQ. This makes it perfect for anyone trying to learn potential professional skills.

As there is no experience and qualification required for this course, it is available for all students from any academic background.


Our Diploma in Safe Handling of Medication is fully compatible with any kind of device. Whether you are using Windows computer, Mac, smartphones or tablets, you will get the same experience while learning. Besides that, you will be able to access the course with any kind of internet connection from anywhere at any time without any kind of limitation.

Career Path

After completing this course you will be able to build up accurate knowledge and skills with proper confidence to enrich yourself and brighten up your career in the relevant job market.

Course Curriculum

Diploma in Safe Handling of Medication
Introduction to Safe Handling of Medicines 00:30:00
Legislation and guidance of medication management 00:30:00
 Principles of Safe and Appropriate Handling of Medicines 00:45:00
Medication Risk Assessment Guidance 00:30:00
 Consent to Treatment 00:30:00
 Handling Medicines in Social Care Settings 01:00:00
Requirements for Specific Services 00:45:00
Levels of Care and Support 00:15:00
Procedure for Handling Medication 00:30:00
 The Six Rights of Medication Administration 00:30:00
Covert Administration of Medication 00:30:00
Recording Procedures 00:15:00
Storage of Medication 00:15:00
Transfer and Disposal of Medication 00:30:00
Drug Formulation and Ways of Taking It 01:00:00
Assignment – Diploma in Safe Handling of Medication 00:00:00

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