£175.00

Level 3 Award in the Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication (RQF)

The Qualsafe Level 3 Award in the Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication (RQF) is intended for those who are employed by a Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered organisation that have a specific responsibility at work to be able to safely administer and monitor the effects of medication within their scope of practice.

Learners who wish to undertake the Qualsafe Level 3 Award in the Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication (RQF) must be employed by a CQC registered organisation and have successfully completed the Qualsafe Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (RQF) or a QA recognised equivalent qualification.

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Course Cost:
£175 (inc VAT)

Course Duration:
2-Days (14 Hours)

Course Delivery:
Face to Face

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 Qualsafe Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency Care (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 2 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

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:
• 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 Qualsafe Level
3 Award in the Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication (RQF) and includes the unit information,
assessment methods and quality assurance arrangements.

Objective:
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 lifesaving medications within their scope of practice.
Typical roles may include:
• Ambulance technician
• Associate practitioner
• Medical technician
• Assistant practitioner

Learners must have successfully completed the Qualsafe Level 4 Certificate in First Response Emergency
Care (RQF) or a QA recognised equivalent to undertake the Qualsafe Level 3 Award in the Safe Administration
of Lifesaving Medication (RQF).

Progression:
The Qualsafe 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.

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.

While achievement of this qualification confirms Learners have met both the theoretical and practical
requirements, this does not imply a ‘licence to practise’ – the scope of practice will be determined by
the organisation responsible for medication provision. This qualification does not allow a Learner to
obtain, store or medicate without clinical governance.