Managing Medication in Schools and Childcare Settings

One-Day Accredited Course


This comprehensive and fully accredited Level 2 one-day course provides a full insight, explanation and understanding of the latest DfE Guidance and provides you with everything you need to implement the Guidance safely and effectively in your setting.


Run by the UK’s leading expert in the management of medication and controlled drugs in education settings, this course will fully train staff in the understanding of the latest guidelines. Staff will be equipped with the practical knowledge and information they need to implement the Guidance and examine, assess and improve their own current practice.


The course is accredited by One Awards. Accreditation is optional

Who is this course for?


Course Facts


Course Times

Start:  9.00am

End:   4.30pm


Lunch and refreshments are provided.


The Trainer

Julie McGee


Julie has worked in education for over 35 years, as a senior leader in a local authority, teacher, trainer, school governor and social worker.  She has a vast experience of working with schools supporting them with the development of policies and procedures, including managing medication in schools.

Julie is a highly skilled trainer and participants speak with enthusiasm about her courses.


Read more about Julie >


This course is designed for all teaching, childcare, managerial, administrative and support staff who are involved in the support of children in schools and childcare settings with medical needs involving the management of medication or responsibility for policy and procedures. No prior experience, qualifications or training is required.

What the one-day course covers:

  • The Classification of Drugs and Medicines - Controlled Drugs and Non-Scheduled Medicines
  • Visits, sports day trips and residentials
  • Managing medicines on school premises
  • Unacceptable practice
  • Detailed training on the new December 2015 DfE Guidance in supporting pupils with medical conditions
  • How to implement the Guidance safely and effectively
  • Decisions about whether or not to give a child medication
  • Use of defibrillators
  • Legal background, issues and implications
  • Implications of the revised 2014 EYFS Guidelines
  • Home Remedies – Non Prescription Medicines
  • Supporting children with asthma
  • Letters to GPs
  • Self-Management - The child’s role in managing their own medical needs
  • Supporting diabetic pupils
  • Governing bodies and school policy
  • Storing Medicines
  • Setting up and using record keeping systems
  • Pupils with EHC Plans and medical conditions
  • Pupils with catheters
  • The Medications Register & dealing with errors
  • Children’s’ access to non-prescribed medication
  • EpiPens
  • Understand and minimizing risk factors for children and staff
  • Dosage
  • Recycling and secondary ‘prescribing’
  • The Caldicott Report
  • Disposal of Medicines
  • Working with parents
  • Additional key information concerning the legal background to the management of medication in schools
  • SEN and Disability - Code of practice January 2015
  • Liability, indemnity and Complaints
  • Specific Roles and Responsibilities
  • Medicines from overseas
  • Staff training and support
  • School medication policy - key factors and compilation
  • Policy & Policy Implementation
  • Staff taking medication / other substances
  • Parental conflicts
  • Monitoring and reviewing the situation in each setting
  • Implications of the 2010 Equality Act & Discrimination
  • Individual Healthcare Plans
  • Writing care plans and consent issues
  • Model Process for Developing Individual Healthcare Plans

How to book a place on this course:

Either click on the course booking button at the top right of this page, or telephone us on 01642 803454.

All bookings will be confirmed in writing and are subject to our standard terms and conditions.


Course Locations

Available Nationwide


Locations for this course include;


  • Birmingham
  • Kent
  • Rotherham
  • Bradford
  • Northumberland
  • Hull
  • Barnsley
  • Basildon
  • Cambridge
  • Colchester
  • Gatwick
  • Croydon
  • Liverpool
  • Barnet
  • Doncaster
  • Nottingham
  • Derby
  • Harrogate
  • Hull
  • Ipswich
  • Surbiton
  • Lancaster
  • Wakefield
  • Leicester
  • Crawley
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Seaton Burn
  • Norwich
  • Peterborough
  • Reading
  • Northampton
  • Rugby
  • Swindon
  • Washington
  • York
  • Oxford
  • Milton Keynes
  • Droitwich
  • Wallsend
  • Lincoln
  • Gateshead
  • Middlesbrough
  • Southwell
  • Darlington
  • Carlisle
  • Durham
  • Redcar
  • Essex
  • Penrith

Who Are ESP

Courses For


ESP is a One Awards Accredited Training Centre providing high quality professional services mainly to schools and child care settings across the UK.

ESP offers a full range of outstanding, innovative professional training and related services founded on an internationally recognized and proven reputation for excellence and success.

  • Early Years
  • Local Authority
  • Nursery
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Special Schools

Head Office

109-111 Parliament Road, Middlesbrough TS1 4JE


01642 803454


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