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Managing Medicines Awareness in Schools

This course provides an overview of “Managing Medicines in Schools and Early Years Settings” – the DFES/DOH Guidance.

This course aims to give confidence to staff responsible for administering medication so that situations may be managed safely. It gives general awareness of medications and how they are administered however training for specific medications should be provided for in accordance with a child’s specific Health Care Plan. 

On Completion of the Training the Students Should: 

  • Gain an awareness of the Guidance “Managing Medicines in Schools and Early Years Settings”
  • Gain an awareness of the need to develop a Medicines Policy.
  • Understand the various elements of a Medicines Policy including administering, self management, refusing, record keeping, storage and disposal and school trips.
  • Understand what a Health Care Policy is and why they are needed.
  • Improve awareness of common conditions such as Asthma, Epilepsy, Diabetes and Anaphylaxis, their management and control.

Included in the course will be templates for policies and plans to help schools with their responsibilities.


This course will contain at least three contact hours run over half a day. A certificate, which is valid for 3 years, is awarded to students 


This course is suitable for any member of staff who is responsible for administering medicines in schools and early years settings. It is also ideal for governors and head teachers who are responsible for the school's policy.


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