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.
This course is designed for adult learners studying part time as a hobby or to support a change in their career.
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.
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.
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
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.
This course is Distance Learning and has flexible start dates so you can start at any time throughout the year.
On completion of this course you will receive a Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines, from NCFE.
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