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Assessors Refresher & Managers Update: An Online Interactive Workbook for Adult Services

Has your Advanced Distance Learning Certificate expired or nearing expiry? Or are you a Manager who wants to keep updated on new guidance, useful facts and further information related to medicines? This refresher online workbook will help you remain compliant and up to date.


About This Course

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Course Information

Our Assessors Refresher and Managers Update Online Interactive Workbook has been designed to help you:
– Identify areas for improvement in competency assessment
– Improve the skills and techniques needed to assess competence and manage incidents
– Identify areas of concern with medicines and put measures in place to mitigate the risks
– Provide practical solutions to aid incident management of medicines
– Demonstrate competence and confidence in the areas of competency assessment and management of errors

This interactive, self-study online workbook incorporates exercises, case studies and activities designed to provide practical guidance and support in solving and dealing with medication issues in the workplace.

The workbook also includes:

– Key updates and guidance regarding Controlled Drugs
– Risks Assessments for:
• Anticoagulants
• Thickeners
• Emollients
– Advice about Anticipatory Prescribing

A great resource for Nurses to use as part of their revalidation.

Course Content:

  • Assessors Refresher including:
    • Principles of Coaching – Why is it important?
    • Using a Competency Assessment Tool
    • Effective Incident Management
    • Promoting Transparency
  • Risks Assessments
  • Controlled Drugs
  • Anticipatory Prescribing
  • Medicines not Routinely Prescribed
  • Medicines Reconciliation
  • Implementing CQC Guidance
  • Useful Resources
  • Action Planning

Following completion of an assessments, learners will receive a certificate immediately online.

This course is:

  • Accredited by CPD
  • Developed by qualified Pharmacist trainers
  • Compliant with CQC requirements
  • Evidenced by a certificate of successful completion
Remember to check out our free downloadable resources.


Distance Learning Workbook and Resource Pack*:

  • £55 per workbook
  • £50 per workbook for orders of 10 or more
*Prices excluding postage. No VAT charged.


How long do the courses take?

Most of our Pharmacist-led courses are half day (3-hour) sessions with a qualified Pharmacist trainer, either at your venue (for face-to-face sessions) or online via Zoom (virtual learning). 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?

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! 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?

Our Pharmacist-led sessions for staff are for 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, competency assessments and distance learning workbooks- 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  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?

For most courses, certificates have a recommended refresher of 2 years. 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?

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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