Health & Social Care: Administration of Medication PDA

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What is special about this course?

This course is an essential part of training for all carers involved in the administration of medication in care homes, residential care or care at home services.

The award will become part of the recommended CPD for staff working in this sector. The PDA consists of two units: Administration of Medication and Administer Medication to Individuals.

Special features

  • You will develop the knowledge required to prepare for, administer, and monitor the effects of medication on individuals.
  • You will also have an understanding of how to record and store, and dispose of medication safely.
  • The course will allow you to become more familiar with adverse reactions and how to respond to emergency situations.

Entry requirements

  • Literary subject at SCQF level 5 or above
  • SVQ 2 Health & Social Care, SVQ 3 Health and Social Care.
  • You should also have appropriate experience in the fields of health and care

Year 1 - PDA

Core modules are:

  • Administration of Medication
  • Administer Medication to Individuals

How will I study my course?

Part Time (Structured)

  • Work based
  • You will be assessed in the workplace and will be allocated an assessor.

How long will my course last?

Part time: 6 months

Start date

  • September
  • January
  • Other start dates may be available in some locations. For information on other start dates, and how to apply for them, please contact the campus where you wish to study.

How much will my course cost?

For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.

What funding can I apply for?

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant campus for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

This PDA will be studied by students already working within an appropriate health or social care setting and will form part of CPD requirements for SSSC registration.

Can I progress into further study?

Following successful completion of the PDA Administration of Medication you may wish to continue to SVQ4 Health & Social Care/Social Services, BA (Hons) Health Studies, or BA (Hons) Child and Youth Studies.

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Health & Social Care: Administration of Medication PDA

I want to start in Jan/Feb 2017 or Aug/Sep 2017 or Jan/Feb 2018

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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