Supporting or Handling Medication in the Social Care Sector

Our most popular and successful course. This is the course that expels more myths and changes more behaviour than any other.

One day taught course

medication tabletsThe course is regularly updated to reflect legislation, Care Inspectorate guidance and other relevant sector policy guidance. This improves knowledge, practice, safety, confidence and ultimately can reduce the amount of errors you have to investigate.

Learning Outcomes

  • The legislation and guidance surrounding the administration and support of medication in social care settings
  • Accountability and responsibility
  • Principles of care in relation to the handling of medication
  • Choice, consent and capacity
  • Pharmacology
  • Practical considerations.


One day “in house” course delivered to organisation’s premises £750 (up to 12 people) plus facilitators travel expenses.

“Open” course (ARC arranges venue and individuals can attend from any organisation) £110 per person.

“Train the Trainer Course” (suitable for those with a training responsibility within organisations) £250 per person, includes trainers manual and guidance and CDROM).  This is sold on the basis that it will be delivered in house to organisations and not permissible to be delivered commercially.

If organisations with less then 12 people needing the training wish to join together and share costs, this is also possible for the one day price – venue must be provided.  This is a cost effective option for smaller providers or if freeing up staff is a problem.

Optional certificated assessment paper £15 per person – competent candidates require 86% pass mark.

For more information please contact Julie Windsor:
[email protected]
0131 663 4444

Course details: Supporting or Handling Medication in the Social Care Sector (word.doc)