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Administering & Handling Controlled Drugs Online Interactive Workbook

The accredited online distance learning workbook you need to administer and handle Controlled Drugs in your care setting.


Delivered as an online interactive workbook with online assessment and immediate certificate of successful completion.




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  • Course Information
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Course Information

Do you handle Controlled Drugs where you work?

Our accredited Administering & Handling Controlled Drugs Online Interactive Workbook allows you to learn at your own pace and provides detailed information on Controlled Drugs and how to handle and administer them in your care setting.

Complete your assessment online following the completion of your workbook. Receive your certificate of successful completion immediately after the course.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe what Controlled Drugs are and how they are classified
  • Describe the requirements for storing, administering, and disposing of Controlled Drugs (CDs)
  • Demonstrate how to complete and maintain CD records
  • Describe the process for auditing CDs
  • Recognise potential problems and how to avoid / overcome them

Course Content:

  • Schedules of Controlled Drugs and their requirements
  • Types of Controlled Drugs medicines
  • Case studies on fentanyl, morphine, oxycodone
  • Methylphenidate and the difference between brands
  • Top tips for ordering,collecting,checking in,storing,administering,recording CDs
  • Activities to practice recording in the CD register
  • Top tips for setting up a CD register, recording receipt and disposal of CDs
  • Ongoing use of the CD register
  • Balance checking
  • Auditing CDs
  • How to handle discrepancies
  • Activities on reducing the likelihood of medicines errors with CDs

This course is:

  • Accredited by CPD
  • Endorsed by Skills for Care
  • Developed by qualified Pharmacist trainers
  • Compliant with CQC/ Ofsted requirements
  • Evidenced by a certificate of successful completion – available immediately
Remember to check out our free downloadable resources.


Online Interactive Workbook

£35 per workbook licence We offer the following discounted prices: £33.50 per workbook licence for orders of 10 workbook licences or more. £30 per workbook licence for orders of 100 workbook licences or more. *No VAT charged.


How long do the courses take?

Most of our face to face courses are half day (3-hour) sessions with a qualified Pharmacist trainer at your venue. Some supplementary courses, such as buccal midazolam & epilepsy or Epipen & adrenaline auto-injector administration, are 2-hour sessions. Our Foundation e-learning courses take between 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. Competency Assessments and Refresher courses take approximately 1 hour and Bite-size courses take approximately 30 minutes. Our distance learning workbooks can be completed in your own time and at your own pace.

Are OPUS courses accredited?

Yes! All of our courses and services are accredited by CPD, and we are a Skills for Care Endorsed Training Provider.

Where do courses take place?

Face to face sessions are held at your venue, providing extra convenience for your staff. We have Pharmacist trainers across the UK so no region is too remote or too far!
E-learning courses are completed online and can be used on any internet-enabled device, including Macs, PCs and iPads. Distance Learning Workbooks are posted promptly to an address of your choosing. Larger order can be couriered to you or sent recorded delivery.

How many people can attend a Face to Face course?

Our face to face courses are for small groups of up to 16 learners. Manager’s courses are undertaken in smaller groups of up to 10 delegates.

When do I get my certificate?

For e-learning courses- straight away! Once you’ve successfully completed the end of course assessment, you will be able to print off your certificate immediately.
For our face to face courses, the trainer will mark your assessments and all successful delegates will receive their certificate via email following the training, usually within 7 days. With distance learning, simply pop your completed assessment in the post or scan it in and email it to us for marking and your certificate will be emailed to you for you to print off and keep.

How long does my certificate last for?

For most courses, certificates have a recommended refresher of 2 years. Skills for Care guidance recommends that training be updated at least annually and OPUS offers online competency assessments which can be used a year after your training for this purpose and refresher courses which can be completed when your certificate expires.

How do I get set up for E-learning?

Simply purchase through our shop! Once we’ve received your details, you will receive an email with login details from our support team. Follow the instructions and you’re ready to go!
If you are purchasing more than one licence for an organisation, you may want to assign someone from your organisation to issue passwords to your staff and to print certificates. This person will be termed as a group “manager/instructor”. Provide the instructor’s name and email during checkout and they will receive all login details they need by email.

How many E-learning licences do I need and how long do they last?

Each individual learner needs their own licence. Licences last 1 year from the date they are allocated to a user (NOT from the date of purchase) so if you have staff you will need to train in the future, you can purchase a bundle of licences to take advantage of our discounted rates and allocate them to staff as and when they are needed.

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