Managing Medication in Schools and Childcare Settings

One-Day INSET Accredited Courses


Comprehensive and fully accredited Level 2 one-day INSET courses provide a full insight, explanation and understanding of the latest DfE Guidance and provide your staff with everything they 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, the courses will fully train your 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.


INSET courses can be run in your school or setting at locations throughout the UK on a date that suits you.



The course is accredited by One Awards. Accreditation is optional which means that you can choose who you want to be accredited; often just a few of the staff on the course.

Who is this course for?

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 who have responsibility for policy and procedures.


No prior experience, qualifications or training is required.

Course Facts


Course Costs

The course can be run at your setting at a considerable saving over the normal delegate fees.


We run the INSET course for between 6 and 20 people. The cost for up to 12 people is £1550 + VAT.


For between 12 and 20 people we charge pro rata for extra delegates.


The optional accreditation is available for £35 + VAT per person.


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 >


What the one-day course covers:

The course content can be tailored to meet the requirements of your school and its pupils.


For example, we run many INSET course for special schools and can focus aspects of the course on their needs.


The main aspects of the training that we cover are as follows:


  • The Classification of Drugs and Medicines - Controlled Drugs and Non-Scheduled Medicines
  • Managing medicines on school premises
  • 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 to give a child medication
  • Legal background, issues and implications
  • Implications of the revised 2014 EYFS Guidelines
  • Home Remedies – Non-Prescription Medicines
  • Letters to GPs
  • Self-Management - The child’s role in managing their own medical needs
  • Governing bodies and school policy
  • Storing Medicines
  • Setting up and using record keeping systems
  • The Medications Register & dealing with errors
  • Children’s’ access to non-prescribed medication
  • Understand and minimizing risk factors for children and staff
  • Dosage
  • Recycling and secondary ‘prescribing’
  • Disposal of Medicines
  • 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
  • Staff training and support
  • School medication policy - key factors and compilation
  • Policy & Policy Implementation
  • Staff taking medication / other substances
  • 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 an INSET training course:

Call us on 01642 803454 or email to discuss your INSET training needs.

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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