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Duration: 2 days
Group size: 4-6
Per person: £250

We offer the 2 day Safe administration of lifesaving medication (RQF) training course at our centre in Hailsham, East Sussex. We also run ‘on site’ courses at your premises or at a local venue of your choice.


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The QA Level 3 Award in the Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication (RQF) is a regulated and nationally recognised qualification specifically designed for prehospital care providers who have a specific responsibility at work to be able to safely administer and monitor the effects of medication.

During the course candidates will learn about the common types of life saving medication and their potential side effects. They will also learn how to determine a patient’s condition and how to assess, monitor and review the effects of medication once it has been administered.

Successful candidates will leave the course equipped with all of the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to administer lifesaving medication safely and effectively in a prehospital environment

Course content

Assessment method

The QA Level 3 Award in the Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication (RQF) skills and knowledge should be taught and assessed in accordance with currently accepted health practice in the UK.

Qualsafe Awards has devised externally set, internally marked assessment tools to make sure Learners are assessed against the required knowledge, skills and understanding.

Practical assessments/skills tests
– observed by the Trainer throughout the course, with the results of each learning outcome recorded on the practical assessment paperwork

Theory – 1 workbook for each Learner

Qualification Overview

This qualification forms part of the QA Prehospital Care suite of qualifications. The qualification and learning outcomes are based on the guidance of:

  • The Resuscitation Council (UK)
  • Skills for Health Assessment Principles
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh – Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care
  • Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

This QA qualification is for people who work as emergency care providers in various emergency care settings who would be expected to assess patients, administer medication and monitor the effects of the medication.

Learners should be able to demonstrate the practical administration of safe, prompt, effective medication delivery with an understanding of the role of a medication provider.

This qualification specification provides information for Centres about the delivery of the QA Level 3 Award in the Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication (RQF) and includes the unit information, assessment methods and quality assurance arrangements.

Aim of Qualification

The objective of the qualification is to benefit Learners by providing them with the knowledge and confidence to administer lifesaving medication at emergency or life-threatening incidents.

Intended Audience

This qualification is for Learners who are employed by a Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered organisation (or overseas equivalent) that have a specific responsibility to be able to safely administer and monitor the effects of certain life-saving medications within their scope of practice. Typical roles may include:

  • Ambulance technician
  • Associate practitioner
  • Medical technician
  • Assistant practitioner

Entry Requirements

Learners must:
  • Be at least 18 years old on the first day of the training and
  • Be employed by a CQC registered organisation (or overseas equivalent) and
  • Have successfully completed the QA Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (QCF or RQF) or a QA recognised equivalent.
There are no other formal entry requirements but to benefit from the learning we advise that Learners have a minimum of Level 3 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

Requalification Requirements

Following achievement of this qualification the Learner must maintain a current continuing professional development (CPD) portfolio related to the learning outcomes of the qualification that is sufficient to demonstrate an ability to provide safe and current practice.


The QA Level 3 Award in the Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication (RQF) qualification may be used towards other qualifications at the same and higher levels, plus aid career progression in a relevant profession.

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