medication training

it’s what we do
it’s the only thing we do

Training company accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society

All Practical Workshops, Assessors and Distance Learning courses are accredited by The Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Medication administration training
delivered by experts

Medication administration training is so critical to the safety of your clients that we believe it should be taught by a training company who specialise in this one subject. It’s too important for a “tick box” approach by a general training company. The Medication Training Company (formerly Prescription Training) is the UK’s leading provider of medication administration training courses for care staff and nurses. It’s what we do, it’s the only thing we do. Our training courses are accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and shown to reduce medication errors by 36% (study by Hampshire County Council).

Knowledge is provided in workbooks, whilst practical skills are taught in practical medication administration courses run by our pharmacist and nurse trainers. Simulated medicines rounds assess learners before, midway and after training to create a pass mark and learner report showing how they performed. Any learners who fail are supported with our online Virtual Medicines Round. We offer foundation, refresher and advanced medication courses for care staff and nurses in care homes, community settings, learning disabilities, day services, shared lives, hospices, and schools.

Our face-to-face, distance learning and online medication training can be purchased individually, or combined together for a comprehensive approach. We also provide medicines audits, medicines policies, error investigation and consultancy. We are trusted by 14 local authorities and health and care providers of all sizes across the UK.

Medication administration courses
that assess competence

  • Subject specialists in medication training – it’s the only subject we teach
  • All of our Foundation, Assessors and Distance Learning courses are accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • Courses shown to reduce medication errors (by 36% at Hampshire County Council)
  • Simulated medicine rounds assess competence before, during and after training
  • Any learners who fail have a follow-on online competence test
  • Our training has been shown to increase CQC ratings
  • Practical medication workshops, online medication training modules, or distance learning
  • Purchase individually or in combinations
  • We offer a Train the Trainer program in Medicines Administration
  • Training available across the UK and Ireland
  • Delivered by an expert team of pharmacists and nurses
  • Medication training aligned with CQC, NICE guidelines and the Care Certificate.

Practical Workshops

Delivered face-to-face by experienced pharmacists and nurses at your workplace or as open courses

Virtual Medicines Round

We test a learner’s competence by presenting different medicines and corresponding medicines charts

Epilepsy Training

Teaches epilepsy awareness and how to administer buccal midazolam and rectal diazepam during a seizure.

Distance Learning

A stand-alone training module or as part of our practical workshops for a more comprehensive course

Train the Trainer

We’ll give you the tools to train your own team directly through our Certified Instructors Programme

Audit & Consultancy

Deep-dive comprehensive audits, medication policy work, and root cause investigation of medication errors

Upcoming Open Courses