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Principles of Medication Administration in Schools

Level 2 / ABC Awards / PI254

The Principles of Medication Administration in Schools aims to help you to become more effective in the process of assisting with the administration of medicines for children in an educational setting.

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course duration: 120 hrs

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Course Description

The Children and Families Act in 2014 introduced the legal duty for schools to support learners with medical conditions. Children with both physical and mental health conditions need to be supported appropriately to make sure that they make the most of, and enjoy, school life, reach their academic potential, progress and achieve, all whilst remaining healthy.

This course is for anyone who may contribute to supporting children with medical conditions in schools, including maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units (PRUs).

Module 1 will look at the legislation and guidance that is in place in order to keep everyone involved in medication support safe. Module 2 will look at some of the medical conditions, such as asthma and diabetes that are common in school-age children and how these children can best be supported. Finally, Module 3 will look at specific issues involved with administering medications and medical care in schools, including the storage, administration, disposal, and dosage of medications. It will also look at best practice generally and with specific tasks.

This course will provide a sound background to medication use in schools, including assisting with specialist tasks such as giving insulin injections. However, it does not replace any specialist advice you may be given from specialist nurses, specialist training courses or being shown techniques by other health professionals who may work with the child. The course will, however, give you a great understanding of medical conditions, medications, the legal framework and guidance surrounding medication use in schools, plus equip schools to put effective systems in place to support individual children.

To be awarded the Certificate in Principles of Medication Administration in Schools learners are required to successfully complete all three modules.

Modules

Module 1: Legislation and guidance
Module 2: Medical conditions and medications
Module 3: Administering medications in schools

Previous Knowledge Required

The good news is that no previous knowledge is required to study the Principles of Medication Administration in Schools course. This course is openly available to individuals who are looking to gain a sound understanding of how to effectively deliver medicines in an education setting.

You have the freedom to start the Principles of Medication Administration in Schools course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.

Although no previous knowledge is required to study this course, learners may wish to bundle this course with one of our Teaching or Child related courses such as Autism Awareness for Educators or Diabetes in Children and Young People.

Don’t forget, you can bundle this course with another course to receive an £80 discount from the total!

Assessment

Learners are required to complete a tutor marked assignment at the end of each module. The assignment requires learners to use the knowledge they have gained to answer questions related to the subject area and show their understanding. 

Upon successful completion of the 3 modules, learners will receive their Certificate in Principles of Medication Administration in Schools from the awarding organisation ABC Awards.

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the modules the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course itself has been designed by NCC Resources Limited to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Support

As a part of the studies you will receive a course pack including learning materials that have been approved by ABC Awards. These materials contain all the information that you require to successfully complete your studies.

Throughout the course you will have access to a specific tutor who is there to provide advice and guidance throughout your studies and also to assess each assignment at the end of each module. Additionally, you will have access to our Help Desk who can supply advice via email or telephone.

You have 12 months tutor support to complete in, however you are able to study at your own speed, in your own time and can complete the course in a shorter period if required.

course description

Course Description

The Children and Families Act in 2014 introduced the legal duty for schools to support learners with medical conditions. Children with both physical and mental health conditions need to be supported appropriately to make sure that they make the most of, and enjoy, school life, reach their academic potential, progress and achieve, all whilst remaining healthy.

This course is for anyone who may contribute to supporting children with medical conditions in schools, including maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units (PRUs).

Module 1 will look at the legislation and guidance that is in place in order to keep everyone involved in medication support safe. Module 2 will look at some of the medical conditions, such as asthma and diabetes that are common in school-age children and how these children can best be supported. Finally, Module 3 will look at specific issues involved with administering medications and medical care in schools, including the storage, administration, disposal, and dosage of medications. It will also look at best practice generally and with specific tasks.

This course will provide a sound background to medication use in schools, including assisting with specialist tasks such as giving insulin injections. However, it does not replace any specialist advice you may be given from specialist nurses, specialist training courses or being shown techniques by other health professionals who may work with the child. The course will, however, give you a great understanding of medical conditions, medications, the legal framework and guidance surrounding medication use in schools, plus equip schools to put effective systems in place to support individual children.

To be awarded the Certificate in Principles of Medication Administration in Schools learners are required to successfully complete all three modules.

previous knowledge required

Previous Knowledge Required

The good news is that no previous knowledge is required to study the Principles of Medication Administration in Schools course. This course is openly available to individuals who are looking to gain a sound understanding of how to effectively deliver medicines in an education setting.

You have the freedom to start the Principles of Medication Administration in Schools course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.

Although no previous knowledge is required to study this course, learners may wish to bundle this course with one of our Teaching or Child related courses such as Autism Awareness for Educators or Diabetes in Children and Young People.

Don’t forget, you can bundle this course with another course to receive an £80 discount from the total!

assessment

Assessment

Learners are required to complete a tutor marked assignment at the end of each module. The assignment requires learners to use the knowledge they have gained to answer questions related to the subject area and show their understanding. 

Upon successful completion of the 3 modules, learners will receive their Certificate in Principles of Medication Administration in Schools from the awarding organisation ABC Awards.

support

Support

As a part of the studies you will receive a course pack including learning materials that have been approved by ABC Awards. These materials contain all the information that you require to successfully complete your studies.

Throughout the course you will have access to a specific tutor who is there to provide advice and guidance throughout your studies and also to assess each assignment at the end of each module. Additionally, you will have access to our Help Desk who can supply advice via email or telephone.

You have 12 months tutor support to complete in, however you are able to study at your own speed, in your own time and can complete the course in a shorter period if required.

modules

Modules

Module 1: Legislation and guidance
Module 2: Medical conditions and medications
Module 3: Administering medications in schools

awarding organisation

Awarding Organisation

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the modules the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course itself has been designed by NCC Resources Limited to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.