Home Care 8 - Medication

Home care medication

Addressing the crucial area of medication within the domiciliary setting, this title will cover the key elements staff should be aware of when dealing with medication. Mapped to the Care Certificate, RQF learning points and AWIFHSC Standards, this will prove to be an invaluable training resource.

Beginning with an explanation of the legislation that will affect care workers and continues by explaining the role and responsibilities of the carer this title is a vital tool for managers and trainers who need to deliver training in this important area of service delivery.

Subjects covered include: 

An Introduction to Legislation • Policies and Procedures • Types and Classification of Medication • Working with Other Professionals • Maintaining Medication Records • Collection, Storage and Disposal of Medication • Principles of Safe Medication Handling • Supporting Self Administration • Recognising and Reporting Changes to the Individual • Administering Medication • Reporting Mistakes


Format Video-based eLearning
Course Duration   
30 Minutes approximately
Course Content 6 Interactive Chapters, Assessment Quiz and a CPD Accredited Certificate
Consultant Elaine Bartlett Bpharm, MRPharmS, Specialist Consultant Pharmacist Former Medication Inspector
Peer Review   Boots the Chemist
 Standards   England

Care Certificate Standard 13


RQF: Understand the administration of medication (Level 2 Diploma in Care, Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care, Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support)


All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care (AWIFHSC) Sections 3 & 4


National Care Standards

Northern Ireland

NISCC's Induction Standards

References The Care Certificate, AWIFHSC

Client reviews:

"Great for those little hints that people never think about. The questionnaires are great – help us prove trainee retention.”

G Banks, Homebank Trust

"I really like the videos from BVS. They are very well linked to the required legislation and are perfect for induction and refresher training. The quality of the videos is excellent! I'd definitely recommend BVS!”

Anika Gondhia - Carewatch Barnet