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 develop knowledge and skills associated with patient assessment, administering and monitoring the effects of medication for those working in prehospital care occupations. It has been designed for individuals 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.