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Award in Control and Administration of Medicines (endorsed) Level 3

Online course title, endorsement, level

Control and Administration of Medicines (endorsed) Level 3

Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

10 hours

Average study time

9 hours 58 minutes
(this time does not in anyway suggest that you personally will complete the course in this time. Some individuals study faster then others so the study time differs from individual to individual.)

How to book this online course

if you are an individual candidate


OR contact us if you are an organisation and would like to open an account with us.

Fee per Course per Candidate

£100.00 + VAT (individual candidates may purchase this course in two instalments. Please contact us for information).
Inclusive: all modules, online training, unlimited trial assessments, 1 (one) final assessment for each module, certification from the external Awarding Organisation Training Qualifications UK, online and phone student support.

Course Modules

  1. Controlling Medicines
  2. Managing Medicines
  3. Types of Medicines
  4. Medicine Administration

Training and Assessment method

e-Learning, Online (exclusively over the Internet).
Multiple choice questions (instant results).

Evidence of achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by Training Qualifications UK.

This endorsed BYTSYZ online course is suitable for

Managers or senior care workers to enable them to supervise or undertake the administration of medicines in their particular care setting and in accordance with current legal requirements.

This BYTSYZ online course meets the requirements for and covers in its entirety the Learning Outcomes for the "Knowledge Set for Medication" as defined by Skills for Care and Development in 2005: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8.

Course Description

This online course, that is endorsed by Training Qualifications UK, provides all the knowledge requirements for the safe control, handling and administration of medicines in social and domiciliary care environments.

The course meets the requirements for and covers in its entirety the Learning Outcomes of the "Knowledge Set for Medication", as defined by Skills for Care and Development in 2005. Additionally it meets the knowledge requirements as defined by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for recognising an individual at Level 2 "Designated Status" for the administration of medicines in social or domiciliary care settings.

Following successful completion, individuals must be observed by a designated person to competently administer a range of medicines. BYSTYZ provides registered students with a downloadable proforma for this purpose.

Following successful completion of the theoretical and practical components, a manager may recognise an individual as a person designated for the administration of medicines.

The course title refers to the "control" of medicines, which relates to safe:

  • Prescribing
  • Dispensing
  • Collection/receipt
  • Recording of administration or refusal
  • Management of errors
  • Storage
  • Audit
  • Disposal of medicines

In addition the course examines the concept of risk assessment and how this is used to determine the ability of a service user to safely self-administer their own medication.

The legislation surrounding the control of medicines is explored and the impact it has on practice examined.

We explore the issues relating to the taking of medicines such as:

  • Types of medicines
  • Routes of administration
  • Side effects
  • Contra-indications
  • Allergies

There is of course a detailed look at the issues surrounding the safe administration of medicines using both MDS and non-MDS methods.

The course is suitable for managers and senior care workers, to enable them to supervise or undertake the administration of medicines in accordance with current legislation. The course is fully assessed by a timed multiple-choice test, which validates the learning that has taken place. This enables confidence for managers and regulators that real learning has resulted from the study, which will enhance safe practice.


Course Objectives

  1. Describe the key legislation and guidance relating to the safe handling of medicines
  2. Identify how organisational policies and procedures ensure the safe handling of medicines
  3. For a range of care settings and both medical and non-medical care staff, outline the process for the prescribing, dispensing, obtaining and checking of medicines
  4. Outline the range of support and guidance available relating to medicines and explain the importance of confidentiality relating to disclosure about individuals' medication
  5. Identify the types, purpose and classification of medicines commonly administered
  6. Explain the routes by which medicines may be administered, the related rules for administration and level of competence required
  7. Outline the importance of checking for, recognising and reporting effects that can occur as a result of an adverse reaction, a contraindication or an interaction between medicines
  8. Explain the need to gain consent and undertake risk assessment prior to the self or secondary administration of medicines
  9. Describe the importance of the preparation for and administration of medicines to ensure accuracy
  10. Identify the importance of accurate recording for the administration and refusal of medicines and administration errors
  11. Recognise the requirements to validate the accuracy of safe storage and recording for medicines and for their safe disposal

Customer reviews about online course Award in Control and Administration of Medicines (endorsed) Level 3 ...

ADELE from Warrington (10-05-2016)
I was stuck on where to do my medicine certificate. Read through so many websites and bytsyz had so much information and easily understandable. I even called to get some extra imformation and they were so helpful and friendly.

I am so glad a chose bytsyz as it was such a great way to learn and the imformation involved was so detailed that once you did the learning modules it was easy to gain the confidence to pass the assessments.

I would 100% recommend bytsyz to anyone that wants to do medication and administration.

Thank you bytsyz!

LYNN from Middlesbrough (02-01-2016)
I found this Control and Administration of Medicines (endorsed) Level 3 online course to be both instructive and easy to use. Loved learning like this as I could log on whenever I wanted wherever I was and do it in pieces. Would recommend to others and will be hopefully doing another course myself through BYTSYZ.

DAVID from Morden (25-10-2015)
I found this Control and Administration of Medicines (endorsed) Level 3 online course very enjoyable as well as testing. It was intense and that made it all the better. Highly recommended course. Thank you.

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