Train the Trainer: Supporting Medication in Social Care Settings (2-Day) (frontline staff, middle & senior managers)

Event on: 2020-November 2nd 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Limited Places Available

2nd & 3rd November 2020

Trainer: Suzanne McStravick

Method of Delivery: Virtually via Zoom

Location: ARC NI, Wildflower Way, Boucher Road, Belfast BT12 6TA

Maximum Participants: 10

Supporting Medication in Social Care settings supports participants to recognise and follow the correct ways of supporting the use of medication. All the training material used meets the Knowledge learning outcomes of the QCF unit ‘HSC 3047 Support use of medication in Social Care’. Each participant completing the two day course will have refreshed their own knowledge and understanding of the training pack learning outcomes and have a comprehensive training pack to deliver in house training.

This course will be delivered in line with RQIA standards, specifically the standard relating to the management of medicines which states that ‘The management of medicines is in accordance with legislative requirements, professional standards and DHSSPS guidance’.

By the end of the course the learners will:

  • understand the legislative framework for the use of medication in social care settings
  • understand roles and responsibilities in the use of medication is social care settings
  • explore the common types of medication and their use
  • understand techniques for administering medication
  • know the process for receiving, storing and disposing of medication supplies safely
  • know how to promote the rights of the individual and support use of medication
  • know how to record and report on the use of medication.

Cost ARC Members £245.00 | Non-Members £375.00

Booking Arrangements To secure a place complete and return a booking form to


The Train the Trainer Meds course is for trainers to be able to deliver the knowledge only aspect of administering medication to staff.
In order for the trainer to assess the staff’s competence in administering medication the trainer must check the staff member 3 TIMES in 3 DIFFERENT situations. If the person makes a mistake or error, they have to STOP administering medication until they have completed the one-day course again.
The overall responsibility for administering medication is the responsibility of the Registered Manager. If the Registered Manager does not regularly administer medication they should delegate the knowledge and competency training to someone else in the organisation, however, as already stated the overall responsibility is the Registered Manager.