Prehospital Care

Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication

QA Level 3 Award (RQF)

Qualification Information

Qualification number: 601/9020/6.

  • Unit 1: Administering lifesaving medication in a prehospital or emergency and urgent care setting.

Course Information

The QA Level 3 Award in Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication (RQF) is an accredited, regulated and quality assured qualification that is recognised throughout the UK. This comprehensive 2-day course has been designed to benefit Learners by providing them with the knowledge and confidence to administer lifesaving medication at emergency or life-threatening incidents.

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.

Course Duration

This course has a Total Qualification Time (TQT) requirement of 30 hours. In order to facilitate continual learning, the course should be delivered over 2 consecutive days; however, this can be adapted to suit your individual requirements. The maximum period to achieve this qualification (including any referrals) is 6 weeks.

Assessment & Certification

Course assessments includes:

  • 5 x Practical assessments.
  • 1 x Theory assessment (Multiple Choice Question Paper).

Upon successful completion of this course individuals will receive a QA Level 3 Award in Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication (RQF) printed certificate as well as a credit-card style license. This qualification may be used towards other qualifications at the same and higher levels, plus aid career progression in a relevant profession.

Entry Requirements

A maximum of 6 students can be accommodated on this course. Please note that students must be at least 18 years old on the first day of training.

Students must also:

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.


We are able to deliver our Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication course on your premises (subject to a pre-course assessment) to reduce the costs associated with taking time out and travelling. Alternatively, you can book onto our next available course at our Snetterton Training Facility.

Price (Per Student)

£195.00 ex VAT - Outside M25.
£230.00 ex VAT - London.

If you would like more information or to book your Safe Administration of Lifesaving Medication course with us, please complete an enquiries form or call our team on 01603 486448.