Delivering Medicines Safely and Effectively

Type of Study
Professional Skills
Online Course Cost
£50 (Exc VAT)
Entry Criteria
Employment as a Delivery Driver working for a Community Pharmacy or Internet Pharmacy
Course Overview

Delivery drivers provide a vital service to those who are unable to visit the pharmacy. It is important that customers using a delivery service receive information regarding their medicines as efficiently, safely, and securely as they would have done in the pharmacy.

How will this course benefit me?

The Buttercups Delivering Medicines Safely and Effectively course is designed to provide drivers with the knowledge and skills needed to provide an exemplary service.

How is this course delivered?

This course exists as a paper-based workbook for drivers to fill in at convenient moments throughout the working day or as an online, eLearning, course that can be completed at work or at home.

It consists of three units, which contain all the information that learners will need to progress through the qualification. It is essential for learners to read through each unit entirely to equip themselves to complete the homework questions that follow. Upon successful completion of the course, learners receive a Delivering Medicines Safely and Effectively certificate, awarded by Buttercups Training and accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

The Course Content
Module 1
The Role of the Delivery Driver

This module will cover the range of activities carried out by medicines delivery drivers and provide an understanding of why this role is an important part of the pharmacy service

Module 2
Medicines and Prescriptions

This module outlines the purpose of the Medicines Act and Human Medicines Regulations as well as covering the purpose of the Misuse of Drugs Act and the process for licensing medicines

Module 3
Handling Information, Safeguarding and Health and Safety

This module we will cover some of the laws that relate to the rights of individuals and some that relate to health and safety in the workplace.


As well as on-line access to results and our FAQ section, learners can talk to dedicated tutors 24/7