The accredited course you need to enable staff to administer medicines within your school or whilst out on schools trips, following a competency assessment.
Advanced Distance Learning & Resource Pack for Schools & Children’s Services: Competency Assessment, Auditing and Management of Medication Incidents
The accredited distance learning course for senior staff responsible for assessing competence, auditing medicines and managing medicines errors and incidents in schools and children’s services.
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- Course Information
Are you responsible for managing medicines in your school or children’s service? Senior staff should have a detailed understanding of how to competency assess their staff and how to manage medicines incidents in their setting. OPUS’ interactive distance learning workbook provides advice on competency assessment, auditing and management of medicines incidents in schools and children’s services and provides you with the tools to implement safe processes.
The accredited distance learning course for senior staff responsible for assessing competence, auditing medicines and managing medicines errors and incidents.
- Understanding your responsibilities
- Good practice
- Achieving the best outcomes
- Medication management and auditing including:
- Understanding processes
- PRN management
- Effective communication with parents and healthcare professionals
- Treating minor ailments and promoting self-care
- Challenges with medicines in schools, colleges and children’s services
- Conducting a medicines audit
- Checking medicines records
- Competency Assessment
- Coaching and mentoring
- Assessment of competence
- Incident Management
This course is:
- Accredited by CPD
- Developed and presented by qualified Pharmacist trainers
- Compliant with Ofsted requirements
- Evidenced by a certificate of successful completion
Distance Learning Workbook and Resource Pack*:£60 per workbook £55 per workbook for orders of 5 or more *Prices excluding postage. No VAT charged.
How long do the courses take?
We offer full day Foundation courses (6 hours) and also can combine any two 3-hour courses to create a full day session.
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?
Where do courses take place?
Virtual learning sessions are accessed via Zoom link and are presented by a Pharmacist-trainer.
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?
Manager’s courses are undertaken in smaller groups of up to 10 delegates.
When do I get my certificate?
For our face to face courses, the trainer will mark your assessments and all successful delegates will be able to access their certificates within 48 hours of the course via our Online Learning Zone.
Virtual learning certificates are available immediately upon successful completion of the assessment via our Online Learning Zone.
How long does my certificate last for?
Competency assessments certificates are valid for 1 year in line with CQC guidance. 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?
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.