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People who need care and support often require support with their medication.

Adult social care services have a responsibility to ensure the proper and safe use of medicines, and that staff responsible for the management and administration of medication are suitably trained and competent.

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Additional medication training resources

Following induction, staff responsible for the management and administration of medication will need to be suitably trained to ensure that they're competent, and their competence must be regularly reviewed. 

The following resources can help you make decisions about your medication training.


NICE quick guides are easy ways to access key information on social care topics:

CQC's advice and information for regulated providers includes FAQs for different care settings, including administering medicines covertly, safe administration using feeding tubes, disposing of medicines and high risk medicines: 


Health Education England have developed a collection of free medicines related training resources for non registered staff across the wider workforce: 


Care Certificate

The CQC expects all providers to induct staff in line with the standards set out in the Care Certificate. 'Standard 13: Health and Safety' states that, as a minimum, new workers must be able to describe the agreed ways of working in relation to medication, describe the agreed ways of working in relation to healthcare tasks and list the tasks relating to medication and health care procedures that they are not allowed to carry out until they are competent.

Care topics

Ensure the workforce is up-to-date with best practices, and develop and refresh their knowledge and skills. Explore our tools and resources to help you with specific topic areas.


Choosing the right learning 

Ƶ’s endorsement framework is a mark of quality that is given to the best learning and development in the adult social care sector. 

Endorsement for learning providers

Find an endorsed provider offering medication training by searching our endorsed provider directory.

Workforce Development Fund

Funding towards the cost of qualifications may be available from our Workforce Development Fund.