Practical Competencies in Medicines Administration (PCMA®) Day Services - Half Day

The Medication Training Company
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

This half day version of our main foundation workshop in Medicines Administration (Safe Handling of Medicines) is specific to day services. It is used by 14 local authorities across the UK. It covers the requirements set out by:

  • The Care Certificate
  • NICE guidelines
  • The Care Quality Commission

This is a practical face-to-face workshop, accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and delivered by an experienced pharmacist or nurse. It is the workshop that has been shown to reduce medication errors by 36%.

Learners have their competence assessed to select and record medicines administered using three simulated medicines rounds (before, during and after the workshop). Any who fail are referred to take our Virtual Medicines Round online competence assessment.

Each learner is provided with a full colour 128-page workbook covering the learning outcomes in Unit 3047 "Support the Use of Medication in Social Care Settings" click here to see sample pages. This workbook comes with an e-learning module that can be sat after the workshop. We also have a smaller 32-page version of this workbook for organisations will more limited budgets.

Learning outcomes:

  • Using "my medication administration profiles" to give medicines in a person-centred way
  • Administration from when required protocols (in line with requirements from NICE)
  • Receiving and booking medicines in and out of the day service
  • The timing of medicines
  • Completion of medicines charts for:
  • Doses taken on time
  • Variable doses
  • Completion of medicines charts for mixed MDS (blister packs)
  • Simulated medicines round (pre-learning)
  • Administering medicines from original packs and single MDS
  • How to check once opened dates and expiry dates
  • How to check cautionary and advisory labels
  • How to give and record medicines in a systematic way
  • Simulated medicine round assessments (post learning)


Delivery at your venue: £495.00 for up to 16 learners
Open course at our venue: £65.00 per person

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Dates available on arrangement

The Medication Training Company can also create this course for you on arrangement either at your workplace or at one of their locations.

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