Safe Handling of Medicines Level 2

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Level
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Type
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Duration
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Location
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This qualification aims to help learners develop a general understanding of different types of medication and their use, as well as knowledge of the procedures for obtaining, storing, administering and disposing of medication.

Who is this Course for?

This course is designed for adult learners studying part time as a hobby or to support a change in their career.

What progression and career opportunities will I gain?

The course will prepare learners for further training and support a role in the workplace where learners need knowledge on the safe handling of medication.

What are the entry requirements for the course?

You will need:

• To be 18 years of age or above

• It may also be useful to have already achieved a Level 1 qualification in health and social care.

• To complete a satisfactory initial assessment in literacy skills.

What does the course involve?

You will study the following 4 mandatory units:

• Understand medication and prescriptions

• Supply, storage and disposal of medications

• Understand the requirements for the safe administration of medication

• Record-keeping and audit processes for medication administration and storage

How will I be Assessed?

Each learner must create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit. You will be allocated an assessor who will support you through the learning process and assess your work, providing advice and guidance. You would be expected to complete the programme in 16 weeks.

When can I start?

This course is Distance Learning and has flexible start dates so you can start at any time throughout the year.

What qualification will I get?

On completion of this course you will receive a Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines, from NCFE.

What do I do Next?

For information, advice and guidance please contact Student & Learning Services on 0800 306 306 or 01524 521385

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