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Medication Training for Carers & Nurses

Opus provides medication training for carers and medication training for nurses. Learn how to administer medicines safely to meet Care Quality Commission standards and Ofsted requirements (children). Our medication training caters for every learning preference -

  • online training
  • face to face sessions
  • Elearning
  • distance learning

We are experts in medication training for care workers and specialise in providing quality training to the care sector, including

Local authorities, social services, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), care homes, domiciliary (homecare, reablement, crisis teams), healthcare assistants, intermediate careextra care housing and supported living, personal assistants (direct payments), foster carers and shared lives carers, children's services, schools, nursing and learning disabilities.

All our courses are updated in line with the CQC Fundamental Standards and Skills for Care knowledge sets. They can be mapped to outcome 13.5 of the Care Certificate Standards and QCF units ASM 34 and HSC 3047. Our face to face courses are delivered by qualified, locally-based pharmacists.

Opus training helps your staff administer medication safely, minimise medication errors and increases awareness and understanding of medicines.

Once trained, your staff will be able to work with confidence within the law and understand their responsibilities.

To find out how your staff can achieve the skills and competence necessary in medication handling, please contact one of our friendly team


Latest News

Updated courses in line with fundamental standards

  • All Opus courses have been updated to reflect the new standards and in particular Regulation 12: Safe care and treatment.
  • Our new Assessors Workshop for Medication Handling and Managing Incidents is now available.
  • Our Domiciliary distance learning, e-learning and face to face courses now include Reablement.
  • In line with the Care Act, we have e-learning courses available for Personal Assistants and for people receiving direct payments.

Schools – “Supporting Pupils”

  • NEW Updated Schools Medicines Awareness Course in line with the “Supporting Pupils” guidance - click here to see the guidance
  • Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions including:
    • Diabetes (bite size e-learning) ONLY £15
    • Asthma (bite size e-learning) ONLY £15
    • Allergy and anaphylaxis
    • Epilepsy
  • Guidance on the Use of Emergency Salbutamol Inhalers in Schools – click here to see the guidance

Call the experts today to get your training and procedures up to date.

New courses

  • Warfarin and high risk medicines
  • Controlled Drugs and calculations
  • Medication Audit and Reducing Waste
  • Medicine Administration and SOPs

Contact us for more information.

NICE guidance for care homes – are you aware of your responsibilities?

Do you understand:

  • What a medication safeguarding incident is and how to report it?
  • Your new responsibilities?
  • What processes are required on transfer of care?
  • How to reconcile medicines?
  • What policy updates are required?
  • What staff training is required?

Call our experts today to get your policy and procedures up to standard.

Click here to view the NICE guidance Managing Medicines in Care Homes.



Medicines Awareness Training for Schools and Colleges Click here to enter Schools site

Comprehensive A-Z medicines foundation and refresher training courses, that cover everything you need to know about administering medicines within your school or college.

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Medical Conditions Awareness Training for Schools and Colleges Click here to enter Schools site

Diabetes, Asthma, Allergy and anaphylaxis and Epilepsy Awareness training courses available.

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New Workbook

Advanced Distance Learning and Resource Pack - Competency Assessment, Auditing and Managing Medication Incidents

Click here to view some sample pages.

This workbook has been updated and is available to BUY NOW.


Download Area

Visit our download area to download useful forms and paperwork to help you manage medicines in your care setting.

Competency Assessments

Test your staff's skills and knowledge in medication administration. Click on the picture above to see a sample video from our online competency assessment.


e-Learning FAQs

Click here to answer your questions about our elearning or call 0845 130 9029.

For technical support call 0333 577 5017.


Courses Accredited By

All our courses are in line with the Fundamental Standards and NICE guidance and can be mapped to the Care Certificate.
Our children’s courses are in line with Ofsted guidance


Can’t find the training or course option you want? Just email us at info@opuspharmserve.com or call us on 0845 130 9029 to discuss what you’re looking for. We regularly add to our course portfolio and adapt existing training to specific end user requirements.